Three teams ranked in the MaxPreps Top 25 and a school on the bubble comprise the four-team field for the GEICO Girls Basketball Invitational on Jan. 20-21.
No. 5 Sidwell Friends (Washington, D.C.)
, No. 6 La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, Calif.)
, No. 13 Conway (Ark.)
and The Webb School (Bell Buckle, Tenn.)
will meet in Washington D.C., with the games televised and streaming on the ESPN family of networks.ScheduleJan. 20 —
Conway vs. Sidwell Friends, ESPNU, 5 p.m. (all times ET)Jan. 20 —
The Webb School vs. La Jolla Country Day, ESPN+, 7 p.m.Jan. 21 —
Third-place game, ESPN+, 5 p.m.Jan. 21 —
Championship game, ESPN+, 7 p.m.
The host 9-1 Quakers, the reigning MaxPreps National Champions, are led by Duke commit Jadyn Donovan
who is averaging 15.4 points per night. She's teamed with juniors Leah Harmon
(14.7 ppg) and Kendall Dudley
(10.8 ppg), and fab freshmen Jayla Jackson
, who averaged 7.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per night.
Conway (16-2) is led by Stanford commit Chloe Clardy
. The Wampus Cats' guard surpassed 2,000 points this season, the first in school history, and plays best when the spotlight shines brightest. She recently went for 33 in a win over Louisiana's Parkway and earned Outstanding Offensive Player honors at the Sandra Meadows Classic.
LJCD (17-2) has won four CIF state titles under coach Terri Bamford since 1999 and the Torreys are led by a pair of Arizona commits in Breya Cunningham
and Jada Williams
. The 6-foot-5 Cunningham showed how dominant she can be at the Nike TOC, scoring 25 of her team's 50 in a losing effort against No. 1 LuHi in the title game. Williams can also fill it up, scoring 19 last week against No. 2 Sierra Canyon.
The Webb School is 13-3 and searching for a third straight Tennessee state title. The Feet, maybe the best nickname in the game, are led by seventh-ranked senior Aalyah Del Rosario
along with fellow LSU commit Angelica Velez
and Miami pledge Aurora Almon