Magicmasters Meet their Match

Countrywood brought their A game, turning the table on the Magicmasters.
Countrywood brought their A game, turning the table on the Magicmasters.
Ms. Wilkinson, from Birchwood, kept the Magicmasters on their toes.
Ms. Wilkinson, from Birchwood, kept the Magicmasters on their toes.
Maplewod Principal Vito D'Elia takes his best shot.
Maplewod Principal Vito D'Elia takes his best shot.
Superintendent Dave Bennardo brings the ball up the court.
Superintendent Dave Bennardo brings the ball up the court.
Joe Centamore is on his way to a basket
Joe Centamore is on his way to a basket
Booster Club VP Christine Dixon and President Donna Grennan with 2 volunteers and their 50/50 winner.
Booster Club VP Christine Dixon and President Donna Grennan with 2 volunteers and their 50/50 winner.
Selling the most tickets was Birchwood. Left to right: Booster Club VP Christine Dixon, Birchwood Principal Anthony Ciccarelli, Assistant Principal Annie Michaelian, and Club President Donna Grennan
Selling the most tickets was Birchwood. Left to right: Booster Club VP Christine Dixon, Birchwood Principal Anthony Ciccarelli, Assistant Principal Annie Michaelian, and Club President Donna Grennan
The South Huntington Dream Team.
The South Huntington Dream Team.
Speedy meets his match and gets called out!
Speedy meets his match and gets called out!
Skyscraper has some fun with Ms. Cirillo.
Skyscraper has some fun with Ms. Cirillo.
"I can't see if it went in"
Countrywood Principal Barbara Kenney enjoying her time on the court.
Countrywood Principal Barbara Kenney enjoying her time on the court.

The Harlem Magicmasters were in town last Friday night, and from the looks of Whitman’s packed North Gymnasium, it was a great night for the Wildcat Booster Club. The crowd was treated to the Magicmasters' brand of basketball wizardry as the Masters enjoyed their Dream Team opponents, who displayed an unusual amount of feistiness. 

We seem to have gotten to know these gentile giants over the years, so when Speedy narrowed down the field of youngsters in his annual halftime game of "try to catch this one," it was Speedy himself who, with astonished embarrassment, dropped the ball and was immediately called out by the South Huntington children and his own teammates. The good-natured professional laughed at himself, and everyone joined in the fun. 

The old "water in the bucket" trick took a different turn this year when those spicy ladies representing Countrywood sent some of the real stuff airborne, seeking out their favorite Magicmasters. This year’s Magicmasters team included a new player. "Skyscraper," measuring a full 7’5”, joined "Tiny," also at 7’5”, to create a wall under the basket that the South Huntington Dream Team could only dream about getting past. The South Huntington teachers and administrators did manage to get the ball past these gentile giants, and the game, like so many in the past, became a contest over who was having more fun, the players or the spectators. 

The Booster Club 50/50 raffle produced its winner, and the young man eagerly accepted over $300. Birchwood was the school that sold the most tickets and was awarded an autographed basketball for their efforts. Congratulations go out to all our schools for sending such a great group of Dream Team representatives and for selling so many tickets that help support the wonderful things the Booster Club does for our student athletes. 

See you all next year!