The Classic


The Mercy/Maryvale basketball game is continuing a time-honored Baltimore tradition of excellence in girls' basketball.

Friday, February 25
6:00 p.m. - Doors Open | 7:00 p.m. - Welcome | 7:30 p.m. - Tip-Off
SECU Arena at Towson University

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The contest has its roots beginning in 1964 when Mercy High School competed against the old Seton High School in a 3-year series at the Civic Center. In 1967, a new rivalry formed between Mercy and the Institute of Notre Dame, which lasted for 54 years.
Now known as The Classic, this signature event builds on a friendly rivalry between Mercy and Maryvale spanning more than 50 years in multiple sports. More than just another game on the schedule, The Classic will be the culmination of a week of spirited activities between the two schools, including JV and alumnae games, pep rallies, and a fundraising challenge among each school’s graduates.
Alumnae of both schools make it a homecoming, and the athletes, cheerleaders, pep squads and coaches have a college-level athletic experience, playing in front of thousands of spectators and on a university campus. The players are following in the footsteps of 59 years of athletes who were proud to represent their schools and are part of an athletic legacy in Baltimore. It's the only girls' athletic event of its scope in Maryland.