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PAUL VI CATHOLIC vs. St. JOHN’S COLLEGE HS

PAUL VISt. JOHN'S COLLEGE HSThere might not have been a better high school girls basketball match up in the country February 4th than Paul VI Catholic HS (@PVIGIRLSBBALL) and St. John’s College HS in Fairfax, VA.  The USA Today’s #6 and #11 ranked teams, a game full of Division I college signees, future prospects and great basketball.  Really appreciate Paul VI head coach Scott Allen bringing me in for the broadcast.

A special thanks to both coaches for taking time for our pregame interviews as well Dan Olson of Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (@CGBR27) for his great insight on these talented prospects.

PVI UStreamYou can watch the replay of the game HERE.  It was one of the better played high school games I have watched in a long time.  A thrilling, one-point, over time game with end to end actions, players making plays, multiple lead changes, intense trapping and pressure defense and great adjustments from both sidelines.

It was great to be able to call the game with Chris Norkun (@cnorkun) at the packed PVI gym.  Chris is an insightful coach and a pleasure to call a game with.

Thank you to the 3,457 people that viewed the game!  What a tremendous showing of support for girls basketball in the DMV!  The DMV has always had tremendous girls high school basketball talent and coaching, with the WCAC being the cream of the crop.  Nearly 3,500 people on-line, combined with the near sell-out crowd at Paul VI (over 1,000) shows what great support the PVI and St. John’s communities provide for their teams.

The “rematch” is February 15, 2013 at St. John’s, 7:30 PM.  If you are a basketball fan and you are in the DMV area, you won’t want to  miss this game.  The game nearly sold out last night, so check with St. John’s on a possible sell out and advance tickets.  Paul VI is the only team in the DMV that broadcasts all of their home games LIVE, so this one will NOT be broadcast – you will need to be there.

George Washington head coach Jonathan Tsipis (@GWCoachTsip) was, surprisingly, the only college coach on hand.  Obviously, Coach Tsipis has his eyes on Paul VI’s super young talent Jasmine Whitney (2016) and “NeNe” Cole (2015), as well as St. John’s sensational youth Amari Carter (2015) and Kayla Robbins (2016).  A special thanks to Coach Tsip for spending half-time with us and sharing his pride and plan for George Washington and girls basketball in the DMV.  Be sure to watch the Coach Tsipis interview.  The future is bright in Foggy Bottom!  RaiseHigh!

Lisa Bodine (@LBoogie213) of Blue Star Report (@BlueStaReport) was on hand and able to get great looks and evaluations of the multiple prospects in this game as well.

I would love to get some game comments back and some thoughts on the rematch.

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