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Dillard girls' basketball team invited to ESPN national tournament

    Fresh off its Class 5A state chaampionship victory, the Dillard girls' basketball team has been recognized nationally with an invitation to the second annual ESPN RISE National High School Invitational.
    The Panthers are the only South Florida boys' or girls' program to be invited to the 12-team event that will be televised live on the ESPN networks April 1-3. The tournament will be played at Coppin State University’s Physical Education Complex in Baltimore and will feature some of the country’s top boys and girls high school basketball teams and players. 
    Dillard went 26-4 and will be joined by Class 6A state champion Lake Mary in the 4-team girls' bracket. The Panthers will square off against Peddie School of New Jersey on April 2nd at 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Lake Mary will face national power Oak Hill Academy (Va.) at 4:30 p.m. and the winners will play for the title on April 3rd at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN2.
    The boys' 8-team bracket will feature Florida powerhouses such as Class 6A champion Winter Park, Montverde Academy, as well as national powers Oak Hill, Findlay Prep (NV) and Christ School (NC).
    Follow this link for a full bracket that includes dates, and TV info: http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/NHSI-1st-Round-Bracket-2010.pdf