Snow puts Mercy, IND game on hold Towson Center matchup expected to be rescheduled

February 09, 1997

Organizers are scrambling to reschedule after yesterday's postponement of the annual girls basketball game between rivals Mercy and the Institute of Notre Dame.

The game, scheduled for last night at the Towson Center, was called at around 4 p.m. when Baltimore County implemented Phase I of the Snow Emergency Plan.

"Needless to say we're very disappointed," said Mercy coach Mary Ella Marion. "But for the safety of the kids and all the fans this was the only thing we could do."

The annual matchup is more than just a basketball game. Each year, upwards of 3,000 students, fans and alumni pack gymnasiums in a local event that's become the local equivelent to the Army-Navy game.

Aside from basketball, the schools use it as a tool for recruiting and fundraising.

Marion said officials will attempt to reschedule the game before the Catholic League Tournament, which begins in two weeks. Mercy (16-2 overall, 8-2 in the league) is ranked No. 2 locally, and defeated IND (5-20, 0-10) by 29 points in the teams' first meeting last Tuesday.

As of last night, no date had been finalized.

Pub Date: 2/09/97

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