The Classic - Mercy High School

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The Classic

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


The Classic
Friday, February 25, 2022
6:00 p.m. Doors | 7:00 p.m. Welcome | 7:30 p.m. Tip-Off
Towson University SECU Arena

This February, the Mercy Magic and the Maryvale Lions will meet each other on the basketball court in “The Classic,” building on a friendly 50-year rivalry between the two girls’ schools spanning multiple sports. 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 and coaches have a college-level athletic experience, playing in front of thousands of spectators on a university campus. The players are following in the footsteps of decades of athletes who are proud to represent their schools and be part of an athletic legacy in Baltimore.

This match-up has roots stretching to 1964, the first year Mercy High School competed against the old Seton High School in what became a three-year series at the Civic Center. In 1967, a new rivalry formed between Mercy and the Institute of Notre Dame. For 54 years “The Big Game” between Mercy and IND was the largest girls’ athletic event in Maryland.