Here’s what’s on tap Friday night in the Peninsula District, which officially reaches its midpoint:
(Tip-offs at approximately 7:15 p.m.)
GAME OF THE NIGHT
Phoebus (7-3, 7-2) at Hampton (10-2, 8-1). The Crabbers are coming off their first district loss of the season, which dropped them a game below undefeated Kecoughtan. Tonight should be a needed bounce-back win, but you never know in this rivalry. The Phantoms have scorers in G James Daniel III (20.9 ppg) and F Josh Davis (20.2 ppg) but aren’t as deep as in years past. Hampton has good balance led by Gs Anthony Barber (18.5 ppg) and Jordan Baker (12.8 ppg). Should be a big crowd in Hampton’s closet-like gym.
Others on the docket:
Woodside (7-4, 5-3) at Bethel (6-6, 4-4). The Wolverines look to be the best bet for third place with the emergence of talented freshman Chris Orlina (17.4 ppg).
Heritage (4-7, 3-6) at Denbigh (3-8, 2-6). The Canes are trying to make a second-half push behind Romello Anderson (12.2 ppg).
Warwick (4-8, 2-7) at Gloucester (0-11, 0-8). It’s not too early to start thinking about the PD tourney, and the Raiders are in ninth place.
Menchville (5-6, 3-5) at Kecoughtan (10-2, 8-0). The Monarchs pulled off a 46-43 upset over Bethel Tuesday night.
(Tip-offs at 5:30 p.m.).
GAME OF THE NIGHT
Phoebus (7-3, 6-3) at Hampton (8-4, 7-2). The Crabbers have a one-game lead over the Phantoms for third place. Hampton has plenty of talent with G Khadijah Berger (20.0 ppg) and Fs Mikayla Sayle (11.3), Dara Pearson (10.8) and Geoquasha Brown (8.2). It doesn’t always come together, but when it does, the Crabbers can play with anyone. Phoebus has won four of its last five dating back to mid-December. G Kyerra Bowens is averaging 12.2 ppg.
Woodside (10-1, 7-1) at Bethel (7-4, 5-3). The Wolverines need a win to keep pace with unbeaten Kecoughtan.
Heritage (2-10, 2-7) at Denbigh (0-11, 0-8). The Hurricanes should end their six-game losing streak tonight.
Warwick (5-7, 4-5) at Gloucester (6-6, 2-6). Raiders F Ylexus Traeger is the PD’s No. 5 scorer at 13.8 ppg.
Menchville (1-10, 1-7) at Kecoughtan (11-1, 8-0). Chalk up another win for the first-place Warriors.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times