No. 2 Spalding not only is hoping for a chance to play No. 4 Good Counsel and No. 1 St. John’s at the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament, the Cavaliers also are hoping to lure scholarship offers for senior guards Aleah Epps and Torri Chestnut. The next signing period begins April 17.

Epps, a first team IAAM-A choice, and Chestnut each average about 8.5 points per game on a 27-1 team with no player averaging more than 12.7 points.

The Cavaliers open play at 6:15 p.m. Thursday vs. Elizabeth Seton in the Cumberland, Md., event.

“There are always lots of college coaches there,” Spalding Coach Bookie Rosemond said. “This is another chance for those girls to get a few more opportunities to catch somebody’s eye. We’re hopeful that they get their opportunity and sign their letter of intent in the second signing period.”

Spalding’s other three primary seniors — Jade Scaife (UNC-Greensboro), Camille Calhoun (Virginia Commonwealth) and Sierra Clark (Saint Francis, Pa.) — already have signed.

Rosemond said that Central Connecticut has shown strong interest in Epps and that the College of Charleston likes Chestnut.

“There are others that we’ve talked to on and off throughout the season, and hopefully they’ll be up there [at BWGIT],” Rosemond said.

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