The 2022-2023 high school boys basketball season gets underway this week.
No matter where you go in the Baltimore metropolitan area you can find great action each and every week. However, the following games promise to be just a little extra special.
Mark your calendars.
Mount St. Joseph at Mount Carmel, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
The defending MIAA A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League Tournament champ Gaels get another tough early season road challenge.
Parkville at Calvert Hall, Friday, 7 p.m.
Defending Baltimore County champ Parkville, which enters the season with a 22-game regular season win streak, plays the first of three matches against MIAA programs in December. The Knights will also play Archbishop Curley and Gilman.
Edmondson at Lake Clifton, Dec. 16, 5:15 p.m
The Red Storm travel to East Baltimore to take on Lakers, who beat them three times last season including the Baltimore City championship game and Class 1A state final.
Meade at Arundel, Dec. 16, 6:45 p.m.
The Mustangs travel to Gambrills to face the team they battled for the Anne Arundel and Class 4A East Region crowns last winter. The match will not count in the Anne Arundel County standings.
Mount St. Joseph at St. Frances, Jan. 6, 7 p.m.
The area’s top-ranking could be on the line as the Gaels visit their Baltimore City rivals for the first time this season. After being swept in the regular season, Mount St. Joseph defeated the Panthers in the Baltimore Catholic League Tournament final at Loyola University last season.
Long Reach at Wilde Lake, Jan. 13, 7 p.m.
Arguably Howard County’s best meet in Columbia. The Lightning defeated the Wildecats twice last season.
Century at Liberty, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.
It should be a packed house in Eldersburg as the top teams in Carroll County meet for the first time this season. The defending champ Knights will welcome the Lions on Feb. 10
Edmondson at City, Jan. 19, 5:15 p.m.
This could be a preview of the Baltimore City title game. The Knights routed the Red Storm, 64-38, last season.
Lake Clifton at City, Feb. 14, 5:15 p.m.
A spot in the Baltimore City final is likely at stake. The Lakers edged City, 57-55, last season to clinch first in the city league’s Division B.
New Town at Parkville, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.
This could be a preview of the Baltimore County final. The Knights held off the Titans, 60-59, in Owings Mills last season to secure a berth in the title game.