Gloucester Catholic (10-1) will play Shabazz (11-1), winner of the Tournament of Champions title last season, at 5:15 p.m. Sunday as part of the 19th annual Girls Shootout at Holy Spirit.
"It's going to be a tough one, but it's going to be a great test for us, too," Rams coach Lisa Gedaka said. "We're kind of polar opposites. Shabazz is really quick, really good inside. They can shoot the three.
"For us, we really have to play a good game. But we'll see. It's exciting."
Other big games involving area teams in the weekend event are two Saturday matchups: Cedar Creek vs. Trenton Central at 1:45 p.m. and Rancocas Valley, The Inquirer's No. 1-ranked team in South Jersey, vs. Gill St. Bernard's at 5:15.
Gloucester Catholic, despite an immensely talented and balanced lineup, enters Sunday's game as a heavy underdog against an imposing Shabazz team with virtually no weakness.
The Rams aren't expected to win, but that's OK with them.
"If we can compete, that would be amazing," Rams sophomore forward Mary Gedaka said. "Every game that we play is a game preparing for the playoffs. So I think it will be a good test for us."
All games at Holy Spirit.
Atlantic City vs. Central Regional, noon
Cedar Creek vs. Trenton Central, 1:45
Middle Township vs. Lenape, 3:30
Rancocas Valley vs. Gill St. Bernard's, 5:15
Washington Township vs. Ocean City, 7
Mainland vs. Cherry Hill East, noon
Absegami vs. St. Joseph, 1:45
Wildwood Catholic vs. Willingboro, 3:30
Gloucester Catholic vs. Shabazz, 5:15
Holy Cross vs. Holy Spirit, 7