National Hoops Festival, Gonzaga D.C. Classic bring big-time matchups to weekend basketball slate


Dion Wiley leads No. 3 Potomac (Md.) into a highly-anticipated matchup with No. 2 St. John’s at the National Hoops Festival at DeMatha. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
December 13, 2013

Weekend basketball tournaments feature area’s best teams

 Ten teams from The Post Top 20 boys’ basketball rankings will be in action this weekend across three high-profile tournaments.

 The seventh annual National Hoops Festival will take place on Saturday at DeMatha, featuring seven games that include some of the area’s top talent. Headlining the event are two evening games that pit No. 2 St. John’s against Maryland signee Dion Wiley and No. 3 Potomac (Md.), followed by top-ranked Paul VI vs. No. 4 Montrose Christian, led by highly touted junior transfer Allonzo Trier.

 The Gonzaga D.C Classic and Bullis Holiday Basketball Classic began Friday and will continue through the weekend.

GONZAGA D.C. CLASSIC

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in private school basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

Friday at Gonzaga

Cesar Chavez 47, John Carroll (Md.) 42

Lafayette (Ky.) 77, No. 6 Gonzaga 71

Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.) 69, No. 16 Coolidge 47

Mount St. Joseph (Md.) 80, Herndon 71

Today at Bender Arena

B.J. Koubaroulis, Chelsea Janes and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in Maryland basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

Cesar Chavez vs. Lafayette (Ky.), 6:45 p.m.

Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.) vs. Mount St. Joseph (Md.), 8:30 p.m.

Tomorrow at Bender Arena

Final, 6:45 p.m.

NATIONAL HOOPS FESTIVAL

Today at DeMatha

No. 15 St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes vs. Polytech (Del.), 10:30 a.m.

C.H. Flowers vs. Neumann Goretti (Pa.), 12:15 p.m.

St. James (Md.) vs. Life Center Academy (N.J.), 2 p.m.

No. 7 Riverdale Baptist vs. Our Savior New American (N.Y.), 3:45 p.m.

No. 2 St. John’s vs. No. 3 Potomac (Md.), 5:30 p.m.

No. 1 Paul VI vs. No. 4 Montrose Christian, 7:15 p.m.

No. 17 DeMatha vs. Milford Mill (Md.), 9 p.m.

BULLIS HOLIDAY BASKETBALL CLASSIC

Friday at Bullis

Auxiliary gym

Genesis Academy (Va.) 62, Archbishop Carroll 52

Wilson 47, Hill 41 (girls)

Benedictine 75, Spalding 44

Main gym

Bell 39, St. Mary’s Annapolis 37 (girls)

Westtown 63, St. Vincent Pallotti 42

Peddie School (N.J.) 50, Stone Ridge 39 (girls)

No. 14 Bullis 63, Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 27

Today at Bullis

Main gym

Peddie School (N.J.) vs. Bell (girls), 10 a.m.

Benedictine vs. Westtown, 11:45 a.m.

Bullis vs. Wilson (girls), 1:30 p.m.

Bullis vs. Genesis Academy (Va.), 3:15 p.m.

Tomorrow at Bullis

Girls’ championship game, 3:15 p.m.

Boys’ championship game, 5 p.m.

Brandon Parker is a sports reporter for The Washington Post.
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