3A Finals Preview

The 2015 3A Finals is set for Saturday Night. The Centennial Eagles and Westlake Wolverines will face off for the Maryland 3A class state title. Neither team are unfamilar with this territory, especially Westlake Wolverines who lost in the 3A Finals to City College last year. Centennial makes it to their first final since 2011, where they lost to Milford Mill. Both teams will be fighting for their first state title. 

Westlake 58 - Linganore 43

Dominic Espeleta of Westlake, led all scorers with 18 points, shooting 7-14 from the field. At halftime the game was tied at 23 but then the Wolverines outscored the Lancers 37-22 in the second half. Thomas Lang of the Lancers, scored 14 points, 10 coming in the first half, while Jack Staub scored 16. 

Centennial 75 - C.M. Wright 61 

Centenial got out to an early start on the Mustangs and never looked back. They started the game with an 11-2 run and by halftime they had a 36-24 lead. The bleeding didn't stop there as the Eagles created a comfortable 15+ point lead for the remainder of the second half. 4 players for the Eagles scored in double figures for the Eagles including the White brothers, Isiah and Elijah, who combined for 29 points. Chad Strothers led all scorers with 19, while Corey Bays and Kyle Harkins combined for 35 points for the Mustangs

This will be an interesting game because both teams have great guard play. The most intriguing match-up will be Dominic vs. Chad in the backcourt. Both shot over 50% and has exceptional handles to create their own shot. I'm not sure who play better defense out of the two, but whoever does, their team will more than likely win the game. Isiah White I think will have a good game, only if he plays as aggressive as he did today. Also if the Eagles can shoot the ball like they did, knocking down 56% of their shots, mainly jumpers, then they really should walk away with the 3A title. I think the Wolverines will have to play the same kind of defense they did against Lingnore or score some points to keep up with the fast pace offense of Centennial.