Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 10 February 2012 00:00
The Roslyn High School basketball team is going into the final two games of the season with a winning record as they continue to play intense basketball against Conference A-I rivals.
Going into the Jan. 28 away contest against league-leading South Side, the Bulldogs had just come off a tough 58-57 away loss to Wantagh. On Jan. 28, Roslyn put up a tremendous battle against an undefeated in conference play South Side, only to lose a heartbreaker, 62-59.
That game was followed by another road game, this one against New Hyde Park. The Bulldogs found themselves in another thriller. However, this time they prevailed, winning 48-46.
Finally, on Feb. 3, the Bulldogs entertained Garden City in their first home game since Jan. 17. Roslyn jumped out to a 13-10 first quarter and then blew the game open in the final frame, outscoring Garden City, 14-7 while on their way to a 54-43 win.
Mark Gjonlekaj and Terence Pierce both had 16 points, with Pierce scoring two three-pointers.
In the loss to South Side, the Bulldogs, befitting their nickname, showed enormous tenacity while playing a top team on the road. Falling behind 34-22 at halftime, Roslyn fought back, outscoring South Side 18-13 in the third quarter and 19-15 in the final frame to fall only three points short of victory. Three Bulldogs scored in double digits, with Gjonlekaj leading the way with 16 points, followed by Harris Silverstein with 11 and Malik Forte with 10 points. Silverstein’s total included three three-point buckets.
Playing at home against New Hyde Park, the Bulldogs nearly saw the tables turned against them, as they pulled out to a 39-30 lead after three quarters, only to hold off a furious New Hyde Park rally to win 48-46.
Once again, Gjonlekaj and Silverstein were the scoring stars, with both scoring 16 points. Silverstein knocked down two more three pointers, while Gjonlekaj had 12 rebounds.
As of press time Bulldogs sport a 4-4 record in conference play and a 9-6 record overall. They hope to maintain that mark and remain in the top tier of Conference A-I play as the regular draws to a close this week and preparations for the playoffs begin.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The mourning period after the death of a loved one can be a difficult period for any family. Roslyn resident Elissa Zodipoff, along with her business partner, Old Westbury resident Gayle Gelbard, are offering a new service, Shiva On Call, to help families of the Jewish faith deal with such sad situations.
The business, Zodipoff said, has been in existence for eight months now. It is being run out of her home in Roslyn, but Zodipoff hopes to expand it to a business center somewhere in the Garden City or Mineola area.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Don’t forget: The vote on the budget for the 2013-2014 school year will take place this Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Roslyn High School.
Residents of the Roslyn School District will be voting on the 2013-2014 budget, three seats on the Roslyn Board of Education, the Bryant Library budget and two propositions, one concerning capital projects and the other on transportation vehicles.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen members of the Green Vale Pacers, a girls’ running club, ran the 5K Race of the Long Island Marathon held at Eisenhower Park on May 4. All fifteen finished the race and a few finished at the top of their age divisions and within the top ten for all 354 female racers.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen Wheatley High School students have been recognized by the Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the winter 2012-2013 season. All winter teams were recognized as NYS Scholar/Athlete Team Award winners. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.