It’s one of Jack Degele’s favorite times of the year. Degele, the commissioner for the Baltimore Catholic League, is ready to head to Reitz Arena at Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, for the start of the Baltimore Catholic League Tournament.
The three-day, eight-team, single-elimination basketball event features two top, 20-game-winning teams – Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington and St. Frances Academy in Baltimore – and the defending MIAA champions, Towson Catholic High School.
“The BCL is such a balanced league,” said Degele. “If you take out the top and bottom teams, anyone could win on any given day.”
Degele went on to highlight the premier players in the league this year behind St. Frances Academy’s Sean Mosley, Mount St. Joe’s Henry Sims, and Towson Catholic’s Brandon Greene.
“We want folks to come out and watch these rising stars. These players are heading into the college ranks next year, and it will be fun to watch.”
This year, the BCL is offering an incentive to get youngsters out to watch the games. Children 13 and under will be able to get into the tournament games at no cost. College and high school student tickets are $5, and adult admission is $8 at the door.
March 3, 2008 BCL Tournament Quarterfinals @ Loyola College
No. 2 St. Frances vs. No. 7 St. Maria Goretti, 3:30 p.m.
No. 1 Mount St. Joseph vs. No. 8 Archbishop Spalding, 5:15 p.m.
No. 3 Towson Catholic vs. No. 6 Calvert Hall, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Cardinal Gibbons vs. No. 5 Loyola, 8:45 p.m.
March 4, 2008 BCL Tournament Semifinals @ Loyola College
5 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Loyola College
March 5, 2008
BCL Tournament Championship Game at Loyola College
7 p.m. at Loyola College