With their 15-game win streak gone, the Pirates take the floor for the first time since a loss to Western Reserve.
If it isn't careful, Perkins might be in for a long night if Margaretta can shoot well enought from the perimiter to offset what the Pirates do in the paint.
WHY TO WATCH: Both teams pride themselves on defensive intensity, which was evident in the first game, a 47-30 win for Perkins in Castalia. With the league title locked up for the Pirates, the sides know this is no time to relax with the postseason right around the corner.
February is the time to play the best basketball of the season, so which team will playe better Friday?
WHO TO WATCH: The battle in the post should provide entertainment as two of the area's top rebounders take to the glass. Perkins' Michael Ebert averages 9.8 rebounds per game and Margaretta's Austin Moore, who will give up about 3 inches to Ebert Friday, averages8.0 rebounds per game.
Ebert had 14 rebounds in the first meeting.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Perkins High School
COVERAGE: Taped broadcast starts at 10 p.m. Friday with Kyle Knight on play-by-play commentary here at Fandy.com; Recap and photography in Saturday's Register and at Fandy.com.