Eight conference championships are on the line Friday, with seeding in regional tournaments also at stake.
Last year's All-Met selections are thriving at the Division I level.
Forty one local boys' and girls' basketball players earned spots on Virginia's first and second all-state teams across its six classifications.
Twenty boys and 43 girls from the D.C. area make the first cut for the prestigious annual high school all-star game.
The high school basketball season tips off this week, and a collection of Washington area girls' basketball teams are gearing up to face some national competition over the coming weeks.
The Knights move up to the No. 2 spot in 4A West, while Washington-Lee rides its second-straight win into the 6A North playoff picture.
The Bruins move into tie atop the Virginia 6A North with South County while Tuscarora sits just ahead of Broad Run in the 5A North.
With colleges pursuing her and three straight state tournament losses weighing on her, the All-Met guard is plenty motivated for her senior year.
Though Clarksburg junior Alexus Pyles was seeded last, she reached the final round of the high school girls' triple jump at this year's Penn Relays.
Bowles among 41 area boys' and girls' basketball players honored across Virginia's six classifications.