Three high-profile nonleague matchups involving local boys’ teams competing in the annual Basketball Academy at Morgan State were also affected. Coaches for No. 11 Potomac (Md.), No. 15 Riverdale Baptist and Largo said their teams would not be able to make the trip to Baltimore, and the event moved forward with a revised schedule. Those games are unlikely to be made up.
Potomac (Md.) was slated to play City (Balt.) in a matchup of expected Maryland 3A title contenders. Wolverines Coach Renard Johnson said the news struck his team particularly hard as the school planned to bus a group of students to the game for support, and he had heard from several Division I coaches who were planning to be in attendance. “My players are just so highly disappointed,” Johnson said by phone Friday afternoon. “Truthfully, we play up for these types of occasions. I’ll tell you: Yesterday we had our best practice of the year, getting ready for this game. . . . It’s a lot of disappointment on every level that the game is not happening.”