Charm City Classic draws nation's best Towson Catholic, Spalding will represent metro area

January 13, 1998|By Derek Toney

St. John's Prospect Hall of Frederick, USA Today's No. 1-ranked boys high school basketball team, will be one of eight teams participating in the First National Bank Charm City Classic on Jan. 30-31 at Towson Center.

Two metro area schools -- No. 4 Towson Catholic and No. 7 Spalding -- will be playing, both in the Southeast bracket. The Owls will play Strake Jesuit of Houston at 3: 45 p.m. on Jan. 30, while Spalding meets St. Raymond's of New York City.

The Northwest bracket will have Prospect Hall facing Newport Prep of Montgomery County, ranked No. 3 in the Washington area and featuring 6-foot-9 guard/forward DeMarr Johnson, considered to be the best junior in the nation.

Mount Zion Christian of Durham, N.C., ranked No. 17 nationally, will play Pallotti of Laurel, ranked No. 25 nationally, in another Northwest bracket game.

Championship games will be held on Jan. 31 at 7: 15 p.m. (Southeast) and 9 p.m. (Northwest), preceded by consolation games.

Tickets are $15, $12 and $10 for reserved and $8 for general admission. They are available at the Towson Center box office or Ticketron (410-481-SEAT).

Pub Date: 1/13/98

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