Saturday’s high school hoops are just a warm-up for the real excitement at Cincinnati State, however.
On Saturday (Nov. 26), ten of the best girl’s high school teams in the city will gather at Cincinnati State to participate in the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Girls’ Basketball Shootout.
The fifth annual Shootout includes teams from Oak Hills, Princeton, Hamilton, Sycamore and Lakota East from the Greater Miami Conference, and Alter, Mercy, Seton, Ursuline and McAuley from the Girls Greater Catholic League.
Part of the excitement surrounding this year’s event centers around a Princeton player, Kelsey Mitchell, who is regarded as one of the top potential recruits in the nation when she graduates in 2014, and Mercy’s Hall of Fame coach Mary Jo Huismann, who won her 600th game as head coach last season. Mercy and Princeton are scheduled to square off at 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
Here’s the full game schedule:
Oak Hills vs. Alter Noon
Mercy vs. Princeton 1:45 p.m.
Seton vs. Hamilton 3:30 p.m.
Ursuline vs. Sycamore 5:15 p.m.
Lakota East vs. McAuley 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for the entire day, sold at participating schools, and $8 the day of the event.
Saturday’s high school hoops are just a warm-up for the real excitement at Cincinnati State, however. On Sunday, Nov. 27, the College’s undefeated men’s team, ranked 18th in the nation, will play Triton College from suburban Chicago. Last year Triton was one of the top teams in the National Junior College Athletic Association. According to Cincinnati State men’s head coach Andre Tate, this promises to be one of the best home games on the Surge schedule. Tipoff time is 7:30 p.m.