Four girls’ basketball teams featuring some of the Washington area’s top seniors, including six first-team All-Mets, will play in two Capital Classic games Saturday afternoon at T.C. Williams prior to the boys’ games.
In the 2 p.m. game, a team of private school standouts, coached by Holy Cross’s Eddie Simpson, will face a team of D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association seniors, coached by Coolidge’s Craig Gilbeaux.
Good Counsel’s Faith Randolph, the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference player of the year, will lead the private school team. She is a Virginia signee. St. Mary’s Ryken guard Katie McCormick and St. John’s guard Mooriah Rowser are two of the other top private players.
In the boys’ session that evening, the District and Suburban all-stars will play at 6 p.m. and the Capital boys’ all-stars will face the U.S. all-stars at 8 p.m.
A reserved ticket for either session is $35. General admission seating is $20 for either session, $10 with college or high school student identification.
This will mark the second time that girls’ games have been part of the Capital Classic and it will be the first time the 39th annual event has been played at a high school facility.
Guards: Eliqua Brooks, Wise; Khadijah Gibson, Wise; Colleen Marshall, Gaithersburg (East Carolina); Brigette Ocran, Paint Branch (Army)
Forwards: Sarafina Arthur-Williams, Churchill (UNC-Greensboro); Carla Batchelor, Northwest (UTEP); Jackie Jackson, Gaithersburg (Temple); Octavia Scott, Gaithersburg
Coach: Adrian McDaniel, Gaithersburg
Guards: Lexi Carpenter, Forest Park (Dayton); Caroline Coyer, Oakton (Villanova); Katherine Coyer, Oakton (Villanova); Ryan Jordan, Stonewall Jackson (Hampton); Gaby Moss, T.C. Williams; April Robinson, West Springfield (Duquesne)
Forwards: Logan Battle, West Springfield (Georgetown), Merritt Hempe, Stafford (Georgia); Liz McNaughton, Fairfax (UMBC); Ruth Sherrill, Edison (Hofstra)
Coach: Fred Priester, Oakton
Guards: Carrie Alexander, McNamara (Drexel); Alliyah Berger, Carroll (Towson); Nicole Carty, O’Connell; Dominique Johnson, Riverdale Baptist (Towson); Katie McCormick, St. Mary’s Ryken (Georgetown); Faith Randolph, Good Counsel (Virginia); Mooriah Rowser, St. John’s (Memphis); Maddy Williams, Georgetown Visitation
Forwards: Lerae Ettienne, Holy Cross (Sacred Heart); Simone Sampson, Riverdale Baptist (Morgan State); Pandora Wilson, Holy Cross (Drexel)
Coach: Eddie Simpson, Holy Cross
Guards: Khalia Adams, Spingarn; Rahni Bell, H.D. Woodson; Janae Blount, H.D. Woodson; Chanel Green, H.D. Woodson (Providence); Paris Nicks, Coolidge
Forwards: Jephany Brown, H.D. Woodson (Providence); Johnelle Green, Wilson; Ashlyn Jeffries, Coolidge; La’Shaughn Jones, Theodore Roosevelt; Attalah Shabazz, Anacostia
Coach: Craig Gibeaux, Coolidge