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Boys and Girls Hoops Playoff Schedules Set, Seneca Valley Earns Top Seed

The Maryland high school basketball postseason will begin this Friday. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has released the schedule and seedings for the boys and girls postseason tournament.

The Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles by virtue of their 21-1 regular season record were awarded the top seed in the 3A West bracket, and as such get a bye in the first round and will host a second-round game on Tuesday, Feb. 28 against the winner of Urbana and Poolesville.

The Urbana Hawks ended the season 7-14 and will host the first round game against the Falcons of Poolesville this Friday, Feb. 24. Poolesville ended the season 7-13. Urbana ended their season with two wins over Wheaton and Damascus. During the regular season, Poolesville had wins over Gaithersburg, Richard Montgomery, and Wootton.

This is the second year in a row that Seneca Valley will host post-season games. The Eagles have not lost in Germantown since January 30, 2016. Seneca ended the regular season with a 98-41 blowout win over Walter Johnson High School on Friday, Feb. 17. Senior Brandon Simpson beat WJ by himself, dropping 42 points on Senior Night at Seneca. Seneca Valley will await the winner of Hawks v. Falcons on Friday night.

The winless Seneca Valley Lady Eagles will begin their postseason on the road at 18-2 Damascus at 5:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 24.

In other 3A West news, the 3-18-1 Damascus boys team will travel to 19-2-1 Oakdale to play the Bears on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 pm.

In the 4A West bracket, the Clarksburg Coyotes will host a postseason doubleheader on Friday, Feb. 24.

The Clarksburg boys will play first. They earned a three seed and will host the Wootton Patriots at 5:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 24. Clarksburg finished the season even at 11-11, while Wootton was 9-12 on the regular season. The two teams met earlier in the season, and Clarksburg defeated Wootton 77-71 in a home game back on December 12.