Guest Columnist: Chaz Packan
On February 25, 2020 the Linganore Lancers boys basketball captured their second county title. It was their first since 2017 when they defeated Middletown High School.
The Lancers defeated Oakdale 54-51. With this win the Lancers finished the season 17-4 while Oakdale dropped to 17-6 after finishing regular season play 17-5.
Chase Maddox led the Lancers to victory over the Bears with 11 points and put a clincher on the game with two clutch free throws with six seconds remaining. During the regular season match-ups the Lancers fell to Oakdale twice by scores of 69-60 and 58-55 respectfully.
The Lancers will be a #1 seed. As a result they have a first round bye and will face the winner of the North Hagerstown/Tuscarora matchup. The Lancers potential opponents in a second round matchup did not have seasons similar to the Lancers. North Hagerstown finished the season 12-8 while fellow Frederick County School, Tuscarora finished the season a disappointing 7-13.
The Lancers will host the winner next week at Linganore High School. Meanwhile for the Oakdale Bears they are a #1 seed in the 2A West playoffs and will face the winner of the Walkersville/Boonsboro Matchup at Oakdale High School next week.