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Pohanka Chantilly Classic Begins Thursday

Sixteen schools begin three-day chase for title in 20th annual basketball tournament.

Pohanka Chantilly Classic Begins Thursday

(Editor's Note: The following is an announcement from the Pohanka Chantilly Classic Tournament.)

Pohanka Acura and Chantilly High School are pleased to announce one of the most storied holiday tournaments in the DC Metro area, the 20th Annual Pohanka Chantilly Classic.

This year’s tournament will feature 16 schools from Northern Virginia, Richmond, Maryland and Washington, DC in an exciting and intense three-day chase for the title. Last year’s tournament featured some of the best and exciting basketball in its history, with Wilson High School of Washington, DC winning the boys tournament and Georgetown Visitation winning the girls title.

“We are pleased to continue this great tradition of fine basketball with our friends at Pohanka," said Kurt Sporkmann, Tournament Director and Head Girls Coach. "We take great pride in making this one of the finest tournaments in the area year in and year out. This year we will be celebrating 20 years of terrific basketball, a supportive and generous community and our title sponsor.”   

On the boy’s side, the Chantilly Chargers feature an up tempo style of play with sophomore guards Tyler Femi and Dylan Madawo, and junior guard DeAndre Harris. The Chargers are looking to reclaim the title won last year by Wilson, following Chantilly’s 2010 win over South County. In addition to Chantilly, Wilson, and South County, the Robinson Rams of Fairfax will participate in the boy’s tournament. Robinson is the defending Concorde District Champions.

One newcomer to the Pohanka Chantilly Classic is Patriot High School from Nokesville.  Mills Godwin, traditionally one of the Richmond area’s more successful programs, Wilson High School from Washington, DC and Mountain View from Stafford, VA return again this year and round out the boy’s field.

The girl’s tournament also features an exciting array of teams, including Georgetown Visitation, traditionally ranked by the Washington Post as one of the DC area’s best teams. Langley, George Mason, Robinson, Mills Godwin and Thomas Jefferson join the Chargers this year in welcoming McLean HS back to the tournament. Georgetown Visitation is traditionally one of the top teams in the DC Metro area and returns to defend its 2010 and 2011 championships.

Admission is $6 for an all-day pass and $15 for a 3-day pass.  Concessions will be open beginning at noon and feature many of our local restaurants' menu items. Complimentary coffee, donuts and bagels will be available for our morning game fans.  Chantilly students with their high school ID or any CYA basketball player under the age of 12 wearing their team shirt with a paying adult get a $3 discount.  


Thursday, Dec. 27:

9 a.m.  (Girls)  Georgetown Visitation-Robinson

10:45 am  (Girls)  George Mason-Thomas Jefferson

12:30 pm  (Boys)  Wilson-Robinson

2:15 pm  (Boys)  South County-Mills Godwin

4 pm (Girls)  McLean-Mills Godwin

5:45 pm  (Girls)   Langley-Chantilly

7:30 pm  (Boys)  Forest Park-Mountain View

9:15 pm  (Boys)  Patriot-Chantilly


Friday Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29  – please call Charger Hotline 703-222-6300 or check the website: http://www.chantillysports.org/ or  http://www.chantillysports.org for updated bracket information.  

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