Beast of the East girls hoops showcase set for St. Frances

The Breezy Bishop Schowcase has a new name and a new location, but the girls basketball competition should be just as fierce in the Beast of the East Showcase scheduled for the second weekend in December at St. Frances and at the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center.

This year's event features 44 teams, mostly from Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, competing in 33 games over three days. Among the top local teams participating: Archbishop Spalding, Aberdeen, Digital Harbor, McDonogh, Roland Park, St. Vincent Pallotti, South River, Meade and host St. Frances.

Following is the schedule for the event, which kicks off at 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

Beast of the East Showcase


Friday, Dec. 9

At St. Frances

Meade vs. Woodlawn, 5

Primetime Prep, NY vs. Peddie, NJ, 6:45


MATHS vs. Oak Hill, Va., 8:15

Riverdale Baptist vs. Regis Jesuit, Col., 9:45

At Carmelo Anthony Center

Hill School, Pa. vs. Princeton Day, 6:30


Aberdeen vs. West Branch, Va., 8

Germantown Academy, Pa.  vs. Grassfield, Va., 9:30

Saturday, Dec. 10

At St. Frances

Mervo vs. Fallston, 8:30 a.m.

Archbishop Carroll, DC vs. Damascus, 10 a.m.

Holy Cross vs. Robert E. Lee, Va., 11:30 a.m.

Forest Park, Va. vs. St. John's, 1

Frederick vs. Regis Jesuit, Col., 2:30

Oak Hill, Va. vs. H.D. Woodson, DC, 4

Digital Harbor vs. Riverdale Baptist, 5:30

At Carmelo Anthony Center

John Carroll vs. Hill School, Pa., 9 a.m.

Elizabeth Seton vs. Grassfield, Va., 11 a.m.

South River vs. West Branch, Va., 1

Peddie, NJ vs. Princeton Day, 3

MATHS vs. Primetime Prep, NY, 5

Largo vs. Stonewall Jackson, Va., 7

Good Counsel vs. Cape Henry, Va., 9

Sunday, Dec. 11

At St. Frances

National Christian vs. McDonogh, 10 a.m.

Oak Hill, Va. vs. St. John's, noon

Holy Cross vs. Cape Henry, Va., 2

H.D. Woodson, DC vs. Spalding, 4

St. Frances vs. Coolidge, DC, 6

At Carmelo Anthony Center

Pallotti vs. Princeton Day, 11 a.m.

Hill School, Pa. vs. Roland Park, 1

Robert E. Lee, Va. vs. Bishop McNamara, 3

Archbishop Carroll, DC va. Archbishop Wood, Pa, 5