District 1 boys’ basketball championship games will be held in Classes 6A and 5A on Saturday at Temple’s Liacouras Center.

Here’s a preview of each game:

Class 5A

West Chester East (25-2) vs. Penn Wood (16-7), 3 p.m.

Seeds: W.C. East is the No. 1. Penn Wood is the No. 7.

W.C. East’s road to the final: Beat Sun Valley, 42-29; Radnor, 70-48; West Chester Rustin, 50-36.

Penn Wood’s road to the final: Beat Academy Park, 46-38; Holy Ghost Prep, 69-59; Penncrest, 56-51.

Coaches: W.C. East, Tom Durant. Penn Wood, Mike Lindemann.

W.C. East’s projected starters: Andrew Carr, 6-10 senior; Tym Richardson, 6-4 senior; Mike Dedda, 5-10 senior; Kiernan Hefferan, 6-0 junior; Jack Kushner, 6-0 freshman.

Penn Wood’s projected starters: Jerry Flynn, 6-4 junior; Saalih Moore, 5-10 junior; Abdullah Dublin, 6-2 sophomore; Shamir Baynes, 6-0 senior; Desmon Johnson, 6-2 senior.

Next: The winner will be District 1’s No. 1 seed in the PIAA Class 5A state tournament and will open play Friday vs. District 3’s No. 8 seed. The loser will be District 1’s No. 2 seed and will open state-tournament play Friday vs. District 12’s No. 4 seed, Archbishop Ryan of the Philadelphia Catholic League.

Jaelen McGlone (right in white) of Cheltenham scoring over Jeremiah Alexander of Bensalem in the District 1 Class 6A semifinals at the Liacouras Center.
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Jaelen McGlone (right in white) of Cheltenham scoring over Jeremiah Alexander of Bensalem in the District 1 Class 6A semifinals at the Liacouras Center.

Class 6A

Methacton (25-2) vs. Cheltenham, (24-3), 7 pm.

Seeds: Methacton is the No. 1. Cheltenham is the No. 3.

Methacton’s road to the final: Beat Council Rock South, 66-41; Pennridge, 69-46; Chester, 81-54.

Cheltenham’s road to the finals: Beat Upper Darby, 83-57; Coatesville, 68-61; Bensalem, 77-60.

Coaches: Methacton, Jeff Derstine. Cheltenham, Patrick Fleury.

Jeff Woodward (center) of Methacton defends against Akeem Taylor of Chester in the District 1 Class 6A semifinals at the Liacouras Center.
CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Jeff Woodward (center) of Methacton defends against Akeem Taylor of Chester in the District 1 Class 6A semifinals at the Liacouras Center.

Methacton’s projected starters: Jeff Woodward, 6-10 senior; Erik Timko, 6-3 senior; Brett Eberly, 5-11 senior, Owen Kropp, 6-1 senior; Brett Byrne, 6-0 sophomore.

Cheltenham’s projected starters: Jaelen McGlone, 6-4 senior; Justin Moore, 6-1 sophomore; Travis Coleman, 6-0 senior; Sean Emfinger, 6-4 senior; Brandon Scott, 6-1 senior.

Next: The winner will be District 1’s No. 1 seed in the PIAA Class 6A state tournament and will open play Saturday vs. District 3’s No. 6 seed. The loser will be District 1’s No. 2 seed and will open state-tournament play vs. District 11’s No. 4 seed.