Defending MIAA Division 2 state champion New Mission will play Jersey City, N.J. powerhouse and defending national champion St. Anthony in tonight’s inaugural Shooting Touch Shootout.
The game is at 6:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center in Dorchester.
St. Anthony is led by legendary Naismith Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley. Easton Boston is also in the tournament along with Archbishop Carroll, Hudson Catholic, Bishop Loughlin, Amityville and Roman Catholic High School.
“We wanted to bring back a city pride type of tournament and display one of America’s most prominent showcases for high school basketball,” Justin Kittredge, Tournament Director and President of Shooting Touch, Inc. said in a statement. “The Shooting Touch Shootout will be a yearly tradition, it is here to stay.”
All tournament proceeds go back towards The Shooting Touch Sabbatical Program. Referred to as “The Basketball Peace Corps”, Shooting Touch grants graduating college seniors the opportunity to travel the world and partake in a 10-month international work program using the platform of basketball to help foster education and influence positive social change in third world communities.
Here’s the tournament schedule:
Wednesday, December 28th
Archbishop Carroll (PA) vs. Hudson Catholic (N.J.), noon
Bishop Loughlin( NY) vs. East Boston, 2:00pm
Amityville (NY) vs. Roman Catholic (PA), 4:00pm
St.Anthony (NJ) vs. New Mission, 6:30pm
Thursday, December 29th
Loser of NY/MA vs. Loser of PA/NJ, 12:30pm
Winner of NY/MA vs. Winner of PA/NJ, 2:30pm
Loser of NJ/MA vs. Loser of NY/PA , 4:30pm
Winner of NJ/MA vs. Winner of NY/PA, 6:30pm