The Roslyn High School boys basketball team is off to a winning start, due mostly to the prolific scoring efforts of star forward George Beamon.
The Bulldogs are currently 6-3 and their fortunes usually rest on the scoring process of Beamon, who is averaging over 30 points a game this season.
On Jan. 8, Beamon's star season hit a peak when he scored 56 points in the Bulldogs 89-74 win over Calhoun. He also had 15 rebounds in the game. According to head coach Jeff Risener, Beamon's output is a school record for most points in a single game. In the win over Calhoun, Beamon scored 22 of his 56 points in the final quarter.
The scoring explosion against Calhoun was typical of Beamon's season. In a win over Oyster Bay on Dec. 8, Beamon scored 38 points, while pulling down 12 rebounds. Even in defeat, Beamon has carried the team, scoring 31 points in a loss to Westbury and 26 in a defeat to South Side.
But most of Roslyn's results so far this year have been happy ones. In the scoring column, Beamon has been assisted by Jordan Richman, Dan Lip, and Adam Carmichael, all of whom have had games where they scored in double digits, Lip and Carmichael have also assisted Beamon on the offensive and defensive boards.