What Should Happen: Top-seeded Oxon Hill and second-seeded Suitland are on track to meet in the region final for the third year in a row. Oxon Hill (16-3) has reached the state tournament twice in the past three seasons, and the Clippers were the Maryland 4A runners-up a year ago. Oxon Hill, which has never won a state title, entered the week on a seven-game winning streak, during which it had outscored opponents by an average of 21 points per game.
What Could Happen: Suitland (15-4) lost a pair of games to Oxon Hill during the regular season, but recent history suggests that matters little. Suitland defeated Oxon Hill twice in the regular season last year, but the Clippers won the region final. Still, the Rams have had more than their share of postseason success; they have won three Maryland 4A titles in the past five years. Suitland had won nine of 10 games entering this week.
Toughest Draw: Fifth-seeded C.H. Flowers (11-6) had a preview of its draw this week as the regular season came to a close with games against Eleanor Roosevelt and Oxon Hill -- the first two teams the Jaguars will face in the region tournament. If C.H. Flowers navigates those games and reaches the region final, Suitland, a team the Jaguars have never beaten, awaits.
29 Years since sixth-seeded High Point advanced to the state tournament, the longest drought among county girls' teams.