The 2013 Boys Prelim Games are all set (except for the tie between VB-Ashland) and will be played on Wednesday night unless both teams agree to play on Tuesday night.
Here are the Matchups
9 Mt. Aarat vs. 8 Oxford Hills
9 Nokomis vs. 8 Camden Hills
10 Old Town vs. 7 Waterville
11 Washington Academy vs. 6 Winslow
12 Hermon vs. 5 Caribou
13 Foxcroft Academy vs. 4 Oceanside
9 Fort Kent vs. 8 Bucksport
10 GSA vs. 7 Stearns
11 PCHS vs. 6 Dexter
9 So. Aroostrook vs. 8 Easton
10 Fort Fairfield vs. 7 Bangor Christian
11 Katahdin vs. 6 Machias
12 Limestone vs. 5 Hodgdon
13 Woodland vs. 4 Deer Isle
14 Schenck vs. Central Aroostook
15 VB–Ashland winner vs. 2 Washburn
Some long travel for Fort Kent, Fort Fairfield, Kathadin, Hermon, Washington Academy, etc, especially on a schoool night.
Some intersting data:
Jonesport Beals only team that gets a bye in a class
Mt. Aarat vs. OH only prelim in Eastern A
Longest trip Fort Kent to Bucksport
..Class D FF over BC
..Class C GSA over Stearns
..Class B Nokomis over Camden Hills
Best low seeded team: Nokomis, but they have been really inconsistent all year, Depends on which team shows up to play at Camden. They are the one team I would be worried about if I had to play them.
Home high seeded teams have the advantage:
Officials not a problem as they are assigned by the Maine State Basketball Commissioner.