It's playoff time in the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks adult basketball leagues.
The Sunday, Division I schedule will begin Sunday at Centennial High School with a 10 a.m. game between the Skins and Bode Floors, and an 11 a.m. contest pitting Clyde's against Celtics-Not.
Fred Frank Bail Bonds won the Northern Division regular-season title at 7-1, beating out Knudsen Homes, also 7-1, by virtue of its head-to-head win earlier in the season.
Dawg Brick finished third at 6-2, Celtics-Not fourth at 5-3 and the Skins took fifth at 5-3.
"The Burg" (4-4) edged out the Supreme Sports (3-5) to take the Southern Division crown, followed by Glass Block (2-6), Bode Floors (1-7) and Clyde's (1-7).
In Sunday, Division II, K.A.O.S. won the regular-season Northern Division title at 8-0, followed by the Irish Pizza Pub (6-2), Milt's (5-3), the Baby Brigade (3-5), Baxter (2-6) and Pete's Raider (0-8).
The top of the standings were a little tighter in the Southern Division, where total points decided the winner. By virtue of its 457-448 point advantage, the Dream On Team (7-1) beat out the Lakers (7-1) for first place, followed by Wine (4-4), Bricks-R-Us (4-4), the Industrial Wastes (2-6) and MAI Legends (0-8).
One point separated the top two teams in the Eastern Division, as Mutha's (7-1, 113 points) edged the Untouchables (7-1, 112 points) for first place. They were followed by Fitness Formula (4-4), Baltimore Aircoil (4-4), Young Guns III (2-6) and the Longshots (0-8)
Their playoffs, as well, start this Sunday. The Longshots will meet MAI Legends at 9 a.m. at Centennial High and Young Guns III will take on Pete's Raider at 9 a.m. at Mount Hebron High.
In the Wednesday League, the playoffs began last night with the Razorbacks meeting the Hornets and the Fast Breaks meeting Jilly's at Dunloggin Middle School, and Moyer's Sports Corner taking on the Terps and the Single Strand Knicks playing Short But Slow at Harpers Choice.
The Razorbacks won the regular season at 8-0, with Short But Slow second at 6-2, Moyer's Sports Corner third at 5-3, Jilly's in fourth (5-3), the Fast Breaks fifth (4-4), the Terps sixth (3-5), the Single Strand Knicks seventh (1-7) and the Hornets heading up the rear at 0-8.
* 10-11 girls: Michele Farace scored 14 points and Brooke Kimball added seven as North Carolina gained sole possession of first place in the Western Howard County Youth Basketball League with a 27-25 win over Notre Dame.
The Tarheels' win, coupled with Villanova's 19-15 loss to Michigan, broke a first-place deadlock, and put Carolina (9-1) a game in front of the Wildcats (8-2) after 10 weeks of league play.
Other scorers for the victors were Barrett Nixon, Heidi Browning and Amy Kellinger, each with two points.
Notre Dame's Stephanie Howell led all scorers with 16 points, and teammate Amy Taylor added nine in a losing effort.
Adriana Pavlides' nine points led Michigan to its win over Villanova. Leah Jones added five points, Keiko Miller four and Katie Fritszch one for the Wolverines.
Lisa Humphrey led a balanced Wildcats offense with five points, Lisa Shields and Anita Currano each scored four and Allison Ford added two.
In the league's other game, Ann Miller scored a game-high 12 points to lead Duke over Syracuse, 17-6.
Kiva Feldman (two points), Diana Campanyola (two) and Holly Barrow (one) also scored for the victors.
The Orangeman were led by Melissa Krause with four points and Megan Coleman with two. Whitney Ferguson, Laura Pugh and Tiffany Rocco played well on defense.
* Minor girls: Leigh Tillman led the Villanova scoring attack as the Wildcats defeated N.C. State, 15-12, last week in the Howard County Youth Program.
Jessie Rockford, Tab Chedekel and Diana Dixon keyed an aggressive Villanova defense. Emily Davis, Laura Chwirut and Cindy Briggs played well for the Wolfpack.
In other games, Maryland edged Duke, 16-15; Georgia Tech squeaked by Miami, 11-10; Notre Dame beat Maryland, 18-11; Duke knocked off LSU, 27-17; and UCLA defeated Boston College, 39-28.
* Major boys: For Boston College, last week's action in the Howard County Youth Program provided three times the fun.
That's because the Eagles came up with three big wins. Boston College began the week with a 68-46 win over Clemson, came back to edged LSU, 51-49, despite a game-high 36 points from the Tigers' Lee McMillan, then completed the trifecta with a 47-39 victory over Notre Dame.
* 13-15 boys: The first-place Timberwolves combined good teamwork with solid defense to come up with a 61-52 win over the second-place Wildcats this past weekend in the Supreme Sports Club Sunday Youth Basketball League.
Bernie Dennison led the Wolves with a game-high 29 points, and Elon Brown-Niles added 15.
The Wildcats' strong play kept them in striking distance throughout the game. Kirk Henlon led them with 16 points, and Chris Oxford added nine.
The Timberwolves stand in first place at 5-1, followed by the Wildcats (3-3) Charlotte (3-3) and the Running Rebels (1-5).