What Should Happen: Second-seeded Friendly (19-1) is the region's lone unbeaten team on the court. The one blemish on the Patriots' record is the result of a forfeit, after county officials ruled Friendly had held an illegal practice in December. The Patriots boast an offense in which six players have averaged at least nine points a game, and the team has scored an area-best 85.2 points per outing. Friendly has not won a region title since the Maryland 3A championship in 1998.
What Could Happen: A Prince George's County team has won this region each of the past two years, but the streak could end this year. Annapolis (20-1) earned the top seed for the third straight year by winning its past 19 games behind an offense that averages 76.2 points per game, second only to Friendly among region teams. The Panthers' opponents have scored 49.9 points per game, and only one foe -- Southern on Feb. 14 -- has scored more than 70 against Annapolis.
Toughest Draw: With a first-round victory at seventh-seeded Douglass, 10th-seeded Gwynn Park (15-5) would host Friendly in the quarterfinals on Monday. Friendly swept both meetings with the Yellow Jackets during the regular season. Gwynn Park then could have to face Howard County champion and third-seeded Mount Hebron (16-3) before a possible region final against top-seeded Annapolis.
1Postseason home losses for Gwynn Park in the previous 10 region tournaments under Coach Steve Matthews. The Yellow Jackets lost to Centennial in a 2A South Region quarterfinal in 2001 at home.