The inaugural Quaker City Tournament, benefiting the nonprofit organization One Child Saved, features eight girls' basketball teams from Southeastern Pennsylvania. Tip-off will be at 1 this afternoon at Philadelphia University's Gallagher Center.
The opening game will pit Norristown, a member of the Suburban One League, against Cardinal Dougherty of the Catholic League.
At 2:45, Bishop McDevitt will take on Little Flower in a Catholic League inter-division battle. Another Suburban One team, Central Bucks East, will face Nazareth Academy of the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies, at 4:30.
The 6:15 nightcap will feature AACA power Mount St. Joseph against perennial Catholic League power Cardinal O'Hara. Mount St. Joseph is ranked No. 6 in The Inquirer's preseason poll; Cardinal O'Hara is No. 4.
One Child Saved offers in-school and after-school programs for disadvantaged youngsters. They are taught team-building and anti-violence strategies.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, with proceeds benefiting the organization.