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Bringing Home The Big Prize

      The State Finals have come to a sizzling conclusion at the Comcast Center on the University of Maryland College Park campus.  Three regulars to the finals took home the big trophy while one first timer joined that group with a title.  Select the links above for complete brackets, games results, and statistics for every tournament game. (updated 3/12/11, 10:15 p.m.)

     All four final games will be videotaped and streamed over the internet on a delayed basis with the help of our friends at Scholastic Sports Net. Select this link to view video of the finals or to purchase DVD's.    

     State Championship play began on Saturday with Dunbar successfully defending their Class 1A crown against Williamsport 64-43, followed by Class 3A with Milford Mill also winning a second consecutive title against Centennial, 56-44.  Digital Harbor posted their second state title by snagging the Class 2A championship trophy over Easton, 64-46.  The Class 4A finale ended the weekend on a high note with undefeated North Point pushing past Patterson for their first title, 76-72.  The Jack Willard Sportsmanship Award was also be presented to Easton HS for displaying the best overall sportsmanship while participating in the tournament.

     Thanks go out to all 16 region tournament directors for their efforts in directing the region tournament series leading up to the state tournament.  It is a thankless job that is key to the overall tournament success. The MPSSAA also greatly appreciates the time and effort of the state tournament committee, many of whom worked the entire 3 days of the championship weekend. In addition to the state committee, a whole host of willing and dedicated workers helped make the weekend run like a well oiled machine in providing a lasting lifetime memory for all of the participants.  Last, but not least, we are indebted to the University of Maryland's Athletic Department and staff for permitting us to utilize the Comcast Center and the Maryland campus for this event. Their cooperation and flexibility are second to none and we appreciate the great working relationship that we maintain with them. Enjoy the offseason and see everyone back on the hardwood next fall!

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