The Game of the Century

DSC_3700Got your attention, didn’t I?

Ok, so maybe not the game of the century. But certainly the basketball game of the season in Hampton Roads.

Number one in the area vs. number two in the area.

Number five in the nation vs. number four in Virginia.

A 17-1 team vs. a 13-3 team.

A team averaging 67.7 points per game vs. a team averaging 67.7 points per game.

And, of course, Flipper vs. Groot, the slick Dolphins against the sturdy Oaks.

Norfolk Collegiate’s high-flying boys basketball team travels to Cape Henry Friday for what’s not only a TCIS showdown, but a Virginia showdown. It will be the hottest ticket of the season.

Wear blue.DSC_3749

Bring your loud indoor voice.

Make their place our Treehouse East.

Go nuts, people, go nuts.

Game time is 7 p.m. for the boys, but get there early for the girls and JV games. Admission is $5. There will be food and drink for sale.

The game will be televised on Cox channel 11. Set your DVR.

Cape Henry has two stars headed to major schools, senior Chris Clarke to Virginia Tech, and senior Marcus Evans to Rice.

The Oaks are led by a trio of juniors — Adam Grant, Bash Townes, and Kyonze Chavis — and a trio of seniors — Marcus Anderson, James Glover, and Mark Madison.

The girls varsity game starts at 5:30, preceded by the JV game at 4 p.m.

 Be there.

About jimsravesnrants

Jim Morrison has flown barrel rolls with the Navy's Blue Angels (he didn't barf), climbed and slept overnight in a 243-foot-tall redwood (he didn't fall), and gone one-on-one with Muhammad Ali (he didn't flinch). His award-winning stories have appeared in Smithsonian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Private Clubs, This Old House, National Wildlife, Smart Money’s offspring, George, Context, Family PC, Good Housekeeping, Playboy, Biography, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Utne Reader, Southwest Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines, and American Way, the magazine of American Airlines, among others. His web site is

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