Celebration of Tradition and Triumph

There is nothing more exciting than the packed house, overwhelming school spirit and the healthy rivalry between two long-standing Baltimore institutions, The Institute of Notre Dame and Mercy High School.
Alumni and basketball enthusiasts alike will gather at the Towson Center, Feb. 2 for the 41st tip-off of “The Game.” Tip-off time is 7:30 p.m. with pre-game festivities kicking off at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at either school for $8 until the day of the game. Tickets sold at the door at the Towson Center on game day will be $9.

This is the second meeting of the IND Indians (7-7/8-10) and the Mercy Magic (5-7/10-10) this season. In their first meeting, Mercy edged the Indians 43-41 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland’s A Conference, making Friday’s game even more exciting.

The Indians however, are looking to make it a record-breaking fifth-straight victory over the Magic in “The Game” series after their 2006 overtime 67- 64 victory.

Calvert Hall celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their 1981-1982 National Championship team Jan. 28 before their home game against Loyola-Blakefield. All 11 players from the championship team were present over the weekend-long celebration, culminating with Cardinal head coach Mark Amatucci praising his championship players and introducing them before the game. The 82’ championship trophy was presented to the team as an honorary symbol of their great achievement.

The team, coached by Amatucci, was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Basketball Weekly and USA Today for the entire season. The team finished the year 34-0. In addition to winning the Baltimore Catholic League championship, the team captured championships at the Nike Prep Classic in Las Vegas , the Pepsi Challenge in Philadelphia and the prestigious Alhambra Tournament in Cumberland. Members of the team include Larry Flowers, James “Pop” Tubman, Mark Kauffman, Ted Frick, Eddie Oliver, Marc Wilson, Vernon Hill, Patrick Sass, Duane Ferrell, Rev. Charles Sikorsky and Paul Edwards.

Members of this prestigious team traveled from Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, South Carolina and Rome to attend the 25th Anniversary Weekend.

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