It is hoop-heaven this coming week as the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association will wrap-up their boys’ basketball tourney Feb. 23 with the A Conference tipping off at 7 p.m. at Gilman School, Baltimore, while the B and C Conference finals will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Log on to the MIAA web site www.miaasports.com for updated information.
The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland basketball tournament will host all three girls’ conference finals Feb. 24 at Goucher College. Game times are 3 – 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. As teams make their way through the single-elimination tournament, up-to-date game results can be found on the IAAM web site, www.iaamsports.com for semi-final and final bracket information.
The boys Baltimore Catholic League Tournament will get underway Feb. 25 at Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore. Beginning with top-seeded Towson Catholic facing No. 8 St. Maria Goretti, Hagerstown, at 2:30 p.m. followed by No. 2 St. Frances Academy, Baltimore vs. No. 7 Archbishop Spalding, Severn. In the evening session, third-seeded Mount St. Joseph, Irvington, will meet No. 6 Calvert Hall College High School, Towson, at 6 p.m., and the final game will match No. 4 The Cardinal Gibbons School, Baltimore against No. 5 Loyola Blakefield, Towson, at 7:45 pm.
The BCL, which represents seven teams with dual-membership in the MIAA A Conference, has announced its 2006-2007 All-BCL teams and leading the way is Towson Catholic senior guard Malcolm Delaney, who was named Player of the Year. Delaney, who will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference next year for Virginia Tech, has been the floor leader and go-to guy for the top-ranked Owls, who went 16-0 in the MIAA regular season.
Cardinal Gibbons head coach Jeff Cheevers, was named the BCL Coach of the Year. Cheevers in his second season has had the Crusaders (16-12) in the local rankings most of the year and led them back into the A Conference playoffs after a one year absence.