Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00
tough conference game against Carey High School on Friday night (Feb. 3) in front of 1,000 of Carey’s fan. Yes, 1,000. The Lady Dragons performed well for MSG Varsity cameras behind Danielle Ramsey with 10 points and 17 rebounds and Renee Watson’s 7 points and 18 rebounds but came up short. The game can be watched on MSG Varsity on demand, channel 714.
The following day, at the 26th Reid Robeson Classic hosted by Westbury High School, the Lady Dragons defeated Clarke High School 41-27. Scholar-Athlete winner Renee Watson, who recorded, led the charge, her first double-double, with 10 points and 20 rebounds. Danielle Ramsey had a monstrous game with eight points, 12 rebounds and four steals. Kayla Bomani led all scorers with 11 points and also six steals. Melissa Eustache contributed with six points, eight rebounds and five steals as she rounded off the Fabulous Sophomores. Kailin Mitchel chipped in with two three-point shots and five steals. Sabrina Guerrier, Raynasha Noel and Ashley Horton contributed with valuable minutes as eight players playing as one team.During half-time of the girl’s game, a public service announcement was provided by the South Shore Outdoor company who has sponsored the Reid Robeson Classic for more than a decade. The announcement was presented by A.C. Resnick of the South Shore Outdoor company. His message was that three children are injured in automobile accidents due to driver texting every five minutes in the United States and that no one should text while driving. To symbolize the children, three young Westbury fans were selected by Mr. Doric Capsis, director of athletics for the Westbury UFSD. Mr. Resnick provided each of his three young assistants with a complimentary NBA beach towel, which brought a smile to the recipients.
The Reid Robeson Classic honors Mr. Martin S. “Bunky” Reid who graduated from Westbury High School, then returned as an English teacher, NYS champion boys basketball coach, and assistant principal for Westbury High School. Mr. Reid began this event in honor of Paul B. Robeson who was the first African-American to receive an athletic scholarship to Rutgers University. He became the valedictorian of his Rutgers graduating class and earned a law degree from Columbia University. The Reid Robeson Classic is held in February in conjunction with African-American History Month. One student from each of the six participating teams is presented a plaque prior to their designated game signifying this scholar/athlete has the highest grade point average on his/her team. The six teams and scholar/athlete winners who participated in this years event were: Westbury boys junior varsity basketball Anthony Preston III, Carey boys junior varsity basketball Matt Robison, Westbury varsity girls basketball Renee Watson, Clarke varsity girls basketball Demi Shanahan, Westbury boys varsity basketball Giordan Walker, and Carey boys varsity basketball Shawn Mason.”