Many of the area’s elite girls’ basketball teams are accustomed to packing their bags and trekking across the country to play against top competition. But this week, a handful of them will have the luxury of facing off against nationally-ranked teams close to home in the 3rd Annual National Title IX Holiday Classic, which runs from Wednesday to Friday at Trinity Washington University in Northeast.
Top-ranked Riverdale Baptist (9-1), No. 2 St. John’s (8-3) and No. 4 Holy Cross (7-1), along with Coolidge (0-4) and Wilson (4-5), will play in the tournament which also features Fairfax (Calif.), Mater Dei (Calif.) and Spring Valley (S.C.) — three teams that have been ranked high in national polls in the past or are among the top national teams now.