Baltimore, MD (January 29, 2024) – The Edmondson-Westside Red Storm, currently sitting atop the conference standings with a 12-2 record, prepare for a potentially challenging contest as they host the Lake Clifton Lakers at 5:15 PM ET tonight. The Lakers, boasting a 10-4 record and known for their fast-paced, offensive style, are eager to upset the Red Storm and climb closer to the top of the conference.
What it is: Maryland High School basketball
Matchup: Lake Clifton Lakers vs Edmondson-Westside Red Storm
Time: Monday, January 29, at 5:15 pM ET
Game Type: home conference
Locations: Edmondson-Westside High School- Baltimore, MD
Live Stream: Watch here
Edmondson-Westside’s dominance stems from their stifling defense, led by senior forward Devin Johnson, who averages 2 blocks per game. They also possess a balanced scoring attack, with guards Malik Harris and Jalen Carter both averaging 15 points per game.
The Lakers, on the other hand, rely on the explosive scoring duo of guards Marcus Brown and Darnell Jones, who average 22 and 18 points per game, respectively. Their high-octane offense prioritizes fast breaks and three-pointers, making them a threat to outscore any opponent on their night.
Devin Johnson (Edmondson-Westside) vs. Marcus Brown (Lake Clifton): The battle inside the paint between Johnson’s defensive prowess and Brown’s offensive dynamism will be a key factor in determining the outcome.
Malik Harris/Jalen Carter (Edmondson-Westside) vs. Darnell Jones (Lake Clifton): The perimeter shooting matchup between Harris/Carter and Jones will be crucial, as both teams rely heavily on outside scoring.
Expect a back-and-forth affair with both teams trading baskets. Edmondson-Westside’s defensive strength might give them a slight edge, but Lake Clifton’s offensive explosiveness makes them a constant threat. A close finish is inevitable, with a predicted score of 72-68 in favor of the Red Storm.