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Old School slams it home
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Bradwell Institute 9th grade basketball coach and teacher Kashien Latham slam dunks for the Old School as they defeated the New School, 105-93, on Wednesday. - photo by By Jimmy Currier
Bradwell Institute students received a reprieve from the daily grind of academics on Wednesday to attend The Annual Grade Level Basketball Tournament and Student Faculty Alumni Game.
Organizer David Jones said the event was a success and it raised over $3,000 to help the athletic department.
Over 40 students showcased their skills on the hardwood but in the end it was the alumni and faculty who took the glory.
Dubbed the Old School, they defeated the New School, comprised of varsity basketball players, 105-93.
Kashien Latham and Pat Cohen of Old School each scored over 30 points. However, the highlights included football coach Jim Walsh Jr. pump faking a player and taking the rock to the hoop and senior Dana King Jr., with a little help from teammate Jarvis Wardsworth, had his first and probably last slam dunk of his life.
Pete Woodard coached the old school and, according to Jones, showed reoccurring performances of his youth.
“The whole school about ran out of oxygen before it was over,” Jones said. “I think everyone had a good time and the kids really enjoyed it.”
In the first game, the seniors reasserted their basketball dominance with a 57-42 win over the juniors. The seniors had defeated the juniors in overtime in the fall.
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