Keith Alexander

Joppatowne stomps Rising Sun in 2A East boys basketball semifinal

The top-seeded Joppatowne Mariners walked all over visiting fourth seed Rising Sun on Friday in the 2A East District VII Sectional semifinal contest, and in so doing set up a rematch of the down-to-the-wire UCBAC title game that they lost to Edgewood last month.

Joppatowne, which bashed Rising Sun, 78-32, in Friday's sectional semifinal, will host the second-seeded Edgewood Rams on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The last time the two teams met was at the UCBAC title game on Feb. 20, when the Rams edged the Mariners, 59-55.

"You couldn't script a movie better than this," Joppatowne head coach Jermaine Head Sr. said following Friday's game. "Going into the regional finals, you...