Friday, 9 p.m., Cross Insurance Arena, Portland

Cape Elizabeth starters

  • Eddie Galvin, sr., F: 11.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg
  • Ethan Murphy, sr., G: 9.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.4 apg
  • Justin Guerette, jr., C: 9.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg
  • Jack O’Rourke, jr., G: 7.7 ppg, 2.6 apg
  • Quinn Hewitt, so., F: 9.54 ppg, 3.1 rpg

Keys for Cape Elizabeth: Cape will look to play its customary tight defense. “We want to make Medomak uncomfortable on offense,” said Coach Jim Ray. The Capers will try to limit Medomak’s top scorer, Nicholas DePatsy. They’ll be giving up some size to the Panthers, so it’s important that they block out and rebound. Offensively, the Capers will work their cuts and screens to get high-percentage shots. They will spread the ball around and get the ball to the player in the best scoring position. Taking care of the basketball is paramount. “We’re going to have to grind it out on offense. We have to pay attention to details. It starts with heart and I think we have it. I hope its shows,” said Ray.

Medomak Valley starters

  • Nicholas DePatsy, jr., G-F: 21.6 ppg., 8.4 rpg
  • Micah Wiliamson, sr., G: 11.5 ppg. 4.2 apg
  • Colton Spear, sr., F: 9.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg,
  • Cameron Allaire, so., C: 8.6 ppg, 8.6 rpg
  • Zach Starr jr., G: 4.0 ppg, 3.0 spg

Keys for Medomak Valley: The Panthers will have to take care of the basketball against Cape’s pressure defense. “We have to limit turnovers and rebound,” said Coach Nick DePatsy. Medomak wants to get its running game going and score transition baskets. “There are times we’re going to have to slow it. Cape is very quick and defends well. We want to take advantage of our size,” said DePatsy. The Panthers will look to get the ball to the coach’s son, who can score inside and outside. “My kids really overachieved this season. From where we were at the beginning of the season to where we are now is remarkable. The players have been very relaxed,” said Coach DePatsy.

– Tom Chard