Friday, April 5, 2013
VCU-bound Calhoun to play on ESPN2
Calhoun's team, Archbishop Spalding (Md.) will face Dr. Phillips (Fla.) in the final in a rematch of a 2011 NHSI semifinal game in which the Florida school prevailed.
Spalding (30-2) advanced in the four-team event by knocking off Dillard (Fla.) 60-51 in Friday's semifinals. The 5-11 Calhoun contributed 9 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Dr. Phillips (30-3) followed with a 65-58 win over Life Center (N.J.).
Dr. Phillips is led by University of Georgia-bound point guard Sydnei McCaskill, who had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in the semifinals, and George Washington signee Hannah Schaible, who chipped in 16 points and 11 boards.
Calhoun is one of three Division I-bound performers for Spalding, along with forward Jade Schaife (UNC Greensboro) and forward Sierra Clark (St. Francis-Pa.).
The Washington Post has an excellent preview of Spalding's pursuit of the national title.
Calhoun is one of six recruits headed to VCU this fall. Others are Monnazjea Finney-Smith, a 6-1 guard from Portsmouth's Wilson High; Ashlee Mitchell, a 5-7 guard from Bristol, Tenn.; Keira Robinson, a 5-8 guard from Columbia, S.C.; Briana DuBose, a 5-10 guard from Bishop McNamara (Md.); and Isis Thorpe, a 5-8 guard from Reading, Pa.