Games To Watch

December 21, 2005

Anne Arundel

Who

North County at No. 13 Old Mill

Sport, when

Boys basketball, tomorrow, 7:15 p.m.

Outlook

Expect an up-tempo game, as the defending county champion Patriots (3-1) host the much-improved, senior-dominated Knights (2-1) in Millersville. The visitors don't have anybody to match up with Patriots 6-foot-8 senior Rodney Stokes, who has been putting up big numbers in the paint. North County needs to make it a perimeter game behind quick guards Wayne Hawkins and Kyle Williams and swing guards Raymond Mack and Brian Graham. Old Mill counters with outstanding point guard Andrew Engel.

Baltimore City

Who

Douglass at No. 1 St. Frances

Sport, When

Girls basketball, Wednesday, 3 p.m.

Outlook

The Panthers kick off their Christmas invitational against an improving Douglass squad, while City plays No. 7 New Town at 1 p.m. No. 13 Southside meets Elizabeth Seton at 5 p.m., and No. 6 Western plays National Christian at 7. The Panthers, led by 6-foot center Mi-Khida Hankins, will try to remain unbeaten and atone for a quadruple-overtime loss to Western in last year's semifinal. The Doves, led by 6-1 forward Zhondria Benn, finished second to Good Counsel in last year's final. The title game tips off Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.

Baltimore County

Who

No. 4 Harford Tech at Hereford

Sport, When

Wrestling, tomorrow, 6:30 p.m.

Outlook

These two Class 2A-1A state title contenders face off in an early-season showdown that could go a long way toward deciding which can remain in the chase. The visiting Cobras, perennial Harford County powers, are led by senior All-Metro state runner-up Matt Kahl (152 pounds). The Bulls revolve around sophomore All-Metro state champion Josh Asper (145). Each program was projected in the preseason as a threat to Class 2A-1A state duals champion Hammond and Class 2A-1A state tournament titlist Owings Mills.

Harford

Who

John Carroll at Joppatowne

Sport, When

Boys basketball, tomorrow, 7 p.m.

Outlook

A young, rebuilding John Carroll team (2-6) will see how far it has come - or needs to go - in this matchup. The Patriots ended their 35-game losing streak earlier this season and have played well at times. Joppatowne, which is off to a 2-0 start after making a trip to the state semifinals last season, shouldn't look past John Carroll.

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