St. Francis High Hosts Verizon 'Hoops For A Cure' Basketball Classic
“Hoops for a Cure” tournament will welcome 16 high school basketball teams (boys & girls) and a talented class of standout student-athletes to the campuses of River Ridge and _St. Francis High School_ on Saturday, Nov. 17.
This high flying, rim rattling eight-game basketball extravaganza will showcase some of Georgia’s and Alabama’s best high school talent.
The 3rd Annual “Hoops for a Cure” Classic sponsored by Verizon, will tip-off the Georgia high school basketball season with some of the best match-ups of the 2012-13 season.
It will feature several nationally talented players in the country such as:
- Khalil Carter,(Brewbaker Tech),
- Nick Masterson,(River Ridge),
- Safiya Martin, (Sandy Creek),
- Nigia Greene, (St. Francis),
- Candice Williams, (St. Francis),
- Jordan Jones, (St. Francis),
- Kaiser Gates, (St. Francis),
- Freshman Phenom - Kobi Simmons, (St. Francis),
- Jalen Lewis,(GMC),
- Sean Brennan, (Roswell),
- Matt Beneduci, (Roswell),
- Tyrone Sam (high flying 2014 guard),
- Isaiah Core/Brandon Prince/Dalon Evans, (Huffman Vikings, out of Alabama),
- Abby Grant, (St. Francis),
- Recee Walker, (Sandy Creek) an excellent shooter and floor leader.
Other notable players to watch are: Josh Coleman, Malik Beasley, Roger Rickman, (Fellowship Christian), Antoinette Brown, (St. Francis), Keshawn Gibbs, Ray Griffin, (Paideia), Jonathan Garrett, and Anthony Hudson, (Roswell) a 2014 standout),
These back-board shattering, highly anticipated match-ups will give basketball fans from across the Southeast the opportunity to witness eight games that will showcase a number of the country's Top 100 college recruits competing for national rankings.
The participating high school teams in the “Hoops For A Cure” Classic Tournament Are:
- Centennial (Girls),
- Sandy Creek (Girls),
- State Champions Miller Grove (Girls),
- St. Francis (Girls & Boys),
- Paideia (Boys & Girls),
- River Ridge (Boys & Girls),
- Stone Rock Christian (Boys),
- Georgia Military (Boys),
- Huffman (Alabama – Boys),
- Brewbaker Tech (boys),
- Kell (Boys),
- Fellowship Christian (Boys) and
- Roswell (Boys).
Match-ups and game times are as follows:
River Ridge High School
2 pm Fellowship Christian vs. Stone Rock Christian
4 pm Paideia vs. River Ridge (Girls)
6 pm Paideia vs. River Ridge (Boys)
St. Francis High School
Noon Centennial vs. Sandy Creek (Girls)
2 pm Miller Grove vs. St. Francis (Girls)
4 pm GA Military vs. St. Francis
6 pm Huffman (AL) vs. Brewbaker Tech (AL)
8 pm Kell vs Roswell