Trailblazing Imhotep (22-7) now runs smack into a squad it has lost to twice. The winner's reward - a possible date with powerful Aliquippa in the final in State College (Saturday, 2 p.m.).
Imhotep Charter: Andre Noble.
Prep Charter: Dan Brinkley.
Last time they met
On Feb. 20, Prep Charter won, 52-50. The Huskies won the rematch in the District 12 Class AA championship five days later, 52-48.
Jermaine Washington, 5-11, Sr., G
Will Adams, 6-3, Soph., G-F
Hanif Nixon, 6-5, Sr., F
Tamir Johnson, 6-6, Sr., F
Kashief Edwards, 6-6, Sr., F
Kevin Radford, 5-10, Sr., G
Parrish Grant, 6-1, Soph., G
Jesse Morgan, 6-4, Soph., G
Marcus Morris, 6-9, Sr., F
Markieff Morris, 6-10, Sr., F
Imhotep Charter: Washington and Johnson are headed to Central Connecticut State, while Edwards is Niagara-bound. All three take turns supplying the offense. Washington, though, runs the show, while Johnson and Edwards provide the inside force.
Prep Charter: The Huskies' super sophomores are no longer green. Morgan is your textbook wing. Grant has cut down on turnovers. And reserve forwards Ferg Myrick and Tyree Harris can spell the Morris twins when needed.
Imhotep Charter: The Panthers aren't marksmen from outside.
Prep Charter: The Huskies sometimes arrive late to game, both literally and figuratively.
With the teams relatively evenly matched, it's a tall order to ask Prep Charter to win three times in about a month. The Huskies have beaten Imhotep in three straight, counting a regular-season win last year. The twins don't scare Edwards and Johnson. But they do find ways to win.
Pick: Prep Charter, 59-57.
Contact staff writer Jeff McLane at 215-854-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.