BALTIMORE, Md.–There’s a reason Baltimore, Md. has a reputation for having some of the best basketball talent in the nation.

That was proven again as Dunbar, Edmondson-Westside and Milford Mill, all Baltimore high schools, won state titles on March 16 at the University of Maryland Comcast Center.

The sweep weekend marked the fifth straight year that Baltimore area schools won at least three out of the four Maryland class state titles; Baltimore now has 27 state titles won since the year 2000.

Dunbar won their fourth straight 1A class Maryland title by edging New Town (Owing Mills), 54-52; it was Dunbar’s 15th straight state championship. They previously played in the 2A class pre-2010. Dunbar (26-2 record) pulled the victory off by holding New Town off from making a potential game-winning shot. Dunbar was led by senior guard Daxter Miles with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Later on Saturday, Edmondson-Westside (23-5 record) beat Wicomico (Salisbury), 56-54 to win the Class 2A state championship. It was the first state title in school history for Edmondson, who won on a game-winning shot by senior guard Darius Walker. Walker finished with a game-high 15 points.

The Baltimore trifecta was then complete when Milford Mill (26-2 record) easily crushed Potomac (P.G. County) for the 3A class title. It was the third state title in four years for Milford, who were led Saturday by sophomore guard Justin Jenifer with 17 points.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor