Tournament History

SJIT Fast Facts: Did You Know?

  • The annual tournament began in 1974 and continued for an impressive 29 seasons, before ending in 2002.
  • After a long hiatus, the tournament began again in March of 2016.
  • These basketball stars and coaches played in the SJIT during their high school careers:
    • Tracy McGrady (retired, Orlando Magic)
    • Dennis Scott (retired, Orlando Magic)
    • Jerry Stackhouse (retired, Brooklyn Nets)
    • Jason Capel (retired, KK Crvena zvezda of the Naša Sinalko Liga, Serbia)
    • Don Anderson (deceased, Florida A&M Assistant Coach)
    • Randolph Childress (retired NBA, Wake Forest Assistant Coach)
  • By the 1980’s, the SJIT brought four national and four regional teams together to compete.

Past Records

2017 SJIT

The 2017 SJIT was held February 2-4, 2017 at Saint James School in Hagerstown, MD. This marked the 31st tournament for Saint James.

Saint Benedict's Prep from Newark, New Jersey, 2016 champions, claimed victory again for 2017. Congratulations to the Gray Bees!

Most Valuable Player (Final): Bourama Sidibe, St. Benedict’s
Most Outstanding Player (Tournament): R.J. Barrett, Montverde

Below are the final tournament standings and scores.

2017 SJIT Standings

1st: St. Benedict’s
2nd: Montverde
3rd: Sunrise Christian
4th: Saint James
5th: National Christian
6th: Benedictine Prep
7th: Pallotti
8th: Martinsburg

2017 SJIT Scores

Day 1 (Feb. 2)

Montverde Academy 103, Martinsburg 43

Sunrise Christian 58, St. Vincent Pallotti 48

Saint James 63, National Christian Academy 56

St. Benedict’s Prep 62, Benedictine Prep 39

Day 2 (Feb. 3)

Benedictine Prep 68, St. Vincent Pallotti 65

National Christian Academy 64, Martinsburg 54

St. Benedict's Prep 60, Sunrise Christian 41

Montverde Academy 74, Saint James 54

Day 3 (Feb. 4)

St. Vincent Pallotti 75, Martinsburg 67

National Christian Academy 86, Benedictine 76

Sunrise Christian 60, Saint James 44

St. Benedict's Prep 50 (2017 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS), Montverde Academy 49

2016 SJIT

The 2016 SJIT was held March 10-12, 2016 at Saint James School in Hagerstown, MD. Saint Benedict's from Newark, New Jersey joined the long list of champions that have come out of this historic tournament. David Beatty from Saint Benedict's was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Below are the final tournament standings and scores.

2016 SJIT Standings

1st St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ)
2nd Sunrise Christian Academy (KS)
3rd Saint James School
4th Riverdale Baptist School (MD)
5th Benedictine High School (VA)
6th Cesar Chavez (DC)
7th Our Savior New American School (NY)
8th Broadfording Christian Academy (MD)

Thursday, March 10th

Game 1: Our Savior New American vs. Riverdale Baptist 2 PM: (Riverdale 83-48)
Game 2: Sunrise Christian Academy vs. Benedictine 4 PM: (Sunrise 48-31)
Game 3: Saint Benedict's vs. Cesar Chavez 6 PM: (St. Benedict's: 83-42)
Game 4: Broadfording Christian vs. Saint James School 8 PM: (SJS 89-42)

Friday, March 11th

Game 5: Our Savior New American vs. Cesar Chavez 2 PM (Chavez 63-62)
Game 6: Benedictine vs. Broadfording Christian 4 PM: (Benedictine 73-33)
Game 7: Sunrise Christian Academy vs. Saint James School (Semi 1) 6 PM:(Sunrise 58-45)
Game 8: Saint Benedict's vs. Riverdale (Semi 2) 8 PM: (Saint Benedict's 68-55)

Saturday, March 12th

Game 9: Broadfording vs. Our Savior 12 PM (Our Savior 67-52)
Game 10: Benedictine vs. Cesar Chavez 2 PM (Benedictine 87-66)
Game 11: Saint James School vs. Riverdale 4 PM (Saint James School 88-77)
Game 12: Saint Benedict's vs. Sunrise (Championship) 6 PM (Saint Benedict's 61-57, TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS)

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