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MAGGIE LUCAS CLASSIC


(Photo Left) Mo'ne Davis of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy brings the ball up the court. Photo by Skyler Glover.

The third annual Maggie Lucas Girls Basketball Classic on Jan. 14 was a tremendous success. In all, 38 teams played at Thomas Jefferson University and 592 girls dressed.

 

Some of the best games were Neshaminy’s close win over North Penn, St. Basil’s triumph over Archbishop Carroll, Souderton’s big win over Catholic power Neumann-Goretti and Sanford Delaware’s shocking win over Archbishop Wood. There was also the return of Mo’ ne Davis to the Springside Chestnut Hill line up after taking last year off. Her team was routed by Council Rock North.

 

The highlight was Academy of Notre Dame’s Mary Beth McNichol winning her 500th game. “So many people to thank, so many memories, it’s a very exciting moment,” she said. Lucas, the WNBA player and former star at Penn State and Germantown Academy gave out MVP Maggie Lucas shirts to 38 young ladies. “It was so much fun, I love being part of this,” she said. “I remember playing in the event against Elena Delle Donne and some other big games. I see how all the girls love seeing each other at the event. It’s a big day for girls basketball so I’m proud to be part of it.”

 

 

MAGGIE LUCAS CLASSIC
Jeremy Treatman - Contributor

Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy wrote high school sports for the INQUIRER for 10 years, and was the first TV reporter for the HIgh School Sports Show on Channel 29 from 1994-2001. He currently is Comcast's announcer for all high school games.

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