25 Jan Springdale Lions to Host Hoops Classic at Towson University
Lions Welcome SPIRE Institute of Ohio and Five-Star Prospect LaMelo Ball
(New Windsor, MD) – Springdale Preparatory School will host the Hoops Classic, featuring the SPIRE Institute and LaMelo Ball, on February 18, 2019 at Towson University’s SECU Arena. Springdale Preparatory School, an independent boarding and day school located in New Windsor, Carroll County, is building a national caliber program.
The Hoops Classic on President’s Day will open with a 5:30 p.m. contest between the varsity programs from Mt. Zion Prep of Lanham, Md., and SPIRE Prep of Geneva, Ohio. The feature matchup will pit SPIRE’s travel team of Division I prospects against Springdale Prep’s varsity roster beginning at approximately 7:10 p.m.
“It’s a great opportunity for high school basketball fans who want to see national level competitive basketball,” says Johnny Graham, founding head of school/CEO of Springdale Preparatory School. “We are happy to partner with Towson University to bring competition of this caliber to the Baltimore area.”
One admission ticket provides access to both games. Tickets are $15 in advance through http://buytickets.at/springdaleprepbasketball/225426 or $20 at the door. Fans may purchase tickets for the Fanbus, which will depart from the Springdale campus at 4:15 p.m. For $12 Fanbus tickets, call 443-671-2523. Fanbus tickets do not include admission to the arena; game tickets are required.
The Springdale Lions have won 5 out of the last 6 games, including topping Baltimore County programs Woodlawn High School, 68-50, and Randallstown High School, 74-56, last weekend at the 23rd annual Bob Wade Baltimore City Basketball Academy tournament at Morgan State University.
“We played the best ball we have thus far this season,” reflects head coach Tyron Johnson, a 2017 Georgia coach of the year, who looks forward to the marquis competition against SPIRE on President’s Day. “Obviously, they are a considerably talented team, maybe the most talented team in America. Our guys are committed to playing the right way and we embrace the role of being underdog.”
The Lions varsity and junior varsity teams have played an independent schedule during their inaugural season. Their next games are scheduled for Saturday, January 26 at John Bartram High School in Philadelphia. The junior varsity and varsity games tips off at 1:30 and 3:00 respectively.