Preview: Tina Thompson She Got Game Classic
By Roman Stubbs,
A collection of the region’s best high school girls’ basketball talent will gather Saturday at the fourth annual Tina Thompson She Got Game Classic at Bishop McNamara, an eight-game slate that will include five teams ranked in The Post’s Top 20.
The tournament will be headlined by No. 2 Good Counsel’s matchup with Malcolm Shabazz (N.J.) at 3:40 p.m. Both are nationally ranked teams. Malcolm Shabazz is led by juniors Zaire O’Neil and DeAisha Jones. The Falcons will rely on standouts Amanda Fioravanti (Virginia) and Jordan Light (American).
Saturday evening Ursuline Academy (Del.) will face fifth-ranked Paul VI, which has started the season 6-0 and relies on a slew of Division I recruits, including junior forward Ariana Freeman (West Virginia), senior guard Marlena Tremba (William & Mary) and senior center Kasey Curtis (William & Mary).
The action gets underway Saturday morning with Carroll against Georgetown Day, which features one of the city’s better front-court tandems in Colorado-bound Zoe Beard-Fails and Caira Washington, who is committed to George Washington.
Pennsylvania recruit Stephanie Cheney and George Mason will meet 19th-ranked Georgetown Visitation at 10:40 a.m., followed by Forest Park and No. 14 Gwynn Park at 12:20. Forest Park is led by Breyana Mason (Virginia), while Gwynn Park will rely heavily on Genesis Lucas, who was an honorable mention All-Met selection in 2012.
Saturday, Dec. 15 at Bishop McNamara (Tickets $10)
9 a.m. — Carroll (2-2) vs. Georgetown Day (3-4)
10:40 a.m. — George Mason vs. No. 19 Georgetown Visitation (4-2)
12:20 p.m. — Forest Park (4-1) vs. No. 14 Gwynn Park (2-0)
2 p.m. — Neumann Goretti (Pa.) vs. Damascus (2-0)
3:40 p.m. — Malcolm Shabazz (N.J.) vs. No. 2 Good Counsel (4-1)
5:20 p.m. — South Shore (N.Y.) vs. No. 6 Spalding (5-0)
7 p.m. — Ursuline Academy (Del.) vs. No. 5 Paul VI (6-0)
8:40 p.m. — Stonewall Jackson (3-2) vs. Bishop McNamara (0-2)