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In the 1As, the East is com­prised en­tirely of Bay­side teams.

Sec­tion I is made up of North teams, with Kent County (17-3) the only one sport­ing a win­ning record. A stag­ger­ing 10 games be­hind the Tro­jans come No. 2 Colonel Richard­son (7-13) and No. 3 Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester (6-14), which split with Colonel dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son. All three teams get first-round byes.

No. 4 North Dorch­ester (217) hosts No. 5 St. Michaels (019) in the first round Fri­day at 5 p.m., with the win­ner play­ing at Kent County on Tues­day. Colonel and C-SD play Tues­day as well. I go with Colonel in this half of the bracket.

In the Sec­tion II bracket, ex­cept for fifth-seeded Mardela (1-19), whose only reg­u­larsea­son win came over North Dorch­ester, it could be any­body’s to win. Snow Hill (14-5) took the top seed, but only beat No. 4 Po­comoke (9-11) by a sin­gle point in dou­ble over­time last week.

It bears men­tion­ing Snow Hill lost to No. 3 Cr­is­field (119) once this sea­son, too. The Crab­bers, in their turn, were swept by No. 2 Wash­ing­ton (13-7), so, re­ally, any of the top four teams in the Sec­tion II bracket could con­ceiv­ably come out on top.

I’ll go Po­comoke over Mardela in Fri­day’s first round game at 5:30 p.m. on Po­comoke’s 94foot court (the first school in the Bay­side to have one).

In the sec­ond round, that puts Po­comoke at Snow Hill, and I go Ea­gles by a cou­ple of buck­ets on Tues­day. The same night, Cr­is­field goes to Wash­ing­ton, and let’s pre­dict the Jaguars com­ing out on top there, by, say, five points.

I’ll take Snow Hill over Wash­ing­ton for the sec­tion ti­tle, and I think that would put them on the road at Kent County for the 1A East ti­tle at the end of next week.

How­ever, I’m re­li­ably in­formed the 1A East boys’ fi­nal will be at C-SD this year. Re­ally, folks, this is a great idea in light of some re­ally big news in Cam­bridge.

With Val­halla (Vik­ing Heaven), as I call the C-SD gym, hav­ing just re­ceived a new $300,000, 94-foot hard­wood floor, end­ing a 40-year stretch of chil­dren fall­ing down in­doors on con­crete, as well as new bleach­ers a cou­ple of years back, it looks great in­side.

At the geo­graphic cen­ter of the Bay­side Con­fer­ence, C-SD has a great, state-of-the-art fa­cil­ity af­ter re­cent ren­o­va­tions, as well as a cou­ple of folks who’ve been help­ing there for ages and gone un­rec­og­nized.

The con­ces­sions at C-SD have, for quite a while, been staffed by two of the great­est, most self­less vol­un­teers in con­fer­ence his­tory: Gary and Terry Mills. Gary, a lo­cal poul­try farmer, and wife Terry have vol­un­teered with C-SD’s ath­letic boost­ers, and lo­cal Lit­tle League, for “ev­ery bit of 20 years,” in the es­ti­ma­tion of Cam­bridge Lit­tle League pres­i­dent Ja­son Shorter.

No­body has put more time into it than they have. Gary and Terry de­serve props for this. The food is good, and so are the prices.

Ei­ther way, I’ll see you folks at the games. It’s hard to be­lieve we’re just four weeks away from the start of spring sports. I hope it’s as warm in late March as it is right now.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester’s Tre Bord­ley glides in for a layup against North Caro­line Tues­day, Jan. 24. Bord­ley fin­ished with 19 points in the game.

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