Local teams take shot at St. James today
By DAN SPEARS
4 p.m. - Notre Dame (Va.) vs. St. James
5:30 p.m. - Laurinburg (N.C.) vs. National Christian
7 p.m. - Thomas Johnson vs. Riverdale Baptist
8:30 p.m. - Montrose Christian vs. St. John's-PH
ST. JAMES - St. John's at Prospect Hall can't seem to get away from its own past.
In 2001, the Vikings' boys basketball team returned to the St. James Invitational Tournament for the first time without Stu Vetter as coach - only to face him and his Montrose Christian squad in the first round.
Tonight in the first-round finale, they've got to do it again.
"We love it," St. John's coach Bruce Kelley said. "We've had that 'first time' thing and that's over. Now it's just a basketball game against a good team.