Roundball Classic tips off tonight

March 17, 2011|By TIM KOELBLE |

HAGERSTOWN — It’s not enough that Dave Foltz works a full-time job, coaches some basketball and finds some time to say hello to the wife and kids.

Over the past few weeks, he’s found enough spare moments to put together the rosters for the sixth annual Buffalo Wild Wings Roundball Classic.

Tonight, senior players from Washington County public and private schools will meet at North Hagerstown High School.

The girls game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the Subway 3-Point Shootout. Tipoff for the boys game is tentatively set for 8.

Highlighting the South boys team are Williamsport seniors Brandon McCauley, Stephen Christy and Connor Arnone and South seniors Andre Pierre and Rico Provitt, all who made appearances in the state tournament.

D.D. Dickson of North Hagerstown and Aaron Dinterman of Smithsburg lead the North boys team.

Katie Sprecher and Sara Rishell of Smithsburg are two of the headliners for the South Senior team.

Doors open at 5:30 for the Classic and tickets cost $5.

“What’s neat about Friday will be many of the MVAL seniors get to play for a last time on the same court with one another,” said Foltz. “And in some cases it will be two games since some of the MVAL seniors will be coming back Saturday.”

The first of five games at Hagerstown Community College on Saturday — the Girls Elite game — will start at 12:30 p.m.

That contest will precede the Boys Four-State game at 2, the Girls Mid-Atlantic Premier game at 3:30, the Boys MVAL-Metro Challenge at 6:30 and the Boys Elite game at 8.

A 3-point shootout also will be crammed into the schedule at 5. Admission for the day Saturday is $8. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Foltz was particulary pleased to get a coaching confirmation from former Maryland Terrapin Derrick Lewis, who graduated in 1989 and remains the Terps’ all-time leading shotblocker. He is the head coach at Archbishop Spalding and will lead the American stars in the Boys Elite game.

Proceeds from the Roundball Classic this season will be for the American Cancer Society and the Avery Snyder Fund of the Big Brother and Big Sisters.

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