NY punches NJ by 32 @ the Sharette Dixon Memorial Classic
Sharette Dixon would have been proud. NYC and NJ showcased some of the best talent to offer at the Sharette Dixon Memorial Classic at Bishop Loughlin In Brooklyn. The NYC team won this year’s all-star showdown in blowout fashion 133-101. Shoutout to New Height’s Athletic Director Kimani Young, who runs the event. The Sharette Dixon Classic is a classic dedicated to none other than Sharette Dixon. Prior to her passing in 2009 Sharette was dedicated to teaching and her family.
With the stars out the New York team came out fighting as UCONN commit Omar Calhoun slammed a power dunk and got the ball rolling. Soon after Calhoun impressed the hometown crowd with a three pointer and got New York up 5-0. Lincoln super sophomore Isaiah Whitehead was up next exciting the crowd with acrobatic moves and dunks showing why he was is one of the top sophomores in the country. With all that said though, after the first quarter, New York was only up by one point. From then on the game was a complete blow out. This year, bragging rights goes to NYC. The MVP honors went to Omar Calhoun who finished with a game high 23 points and the sportsmanship award went to UCLA-bound Kyle Anderson who had 21 points. Other high scorers were Xaverian's Brian Bernardi who scored 20 points (4 three pointers) and Cardoza's Jermaine Lawrence scored 16. Brooklyn's own Whitehead would finish with 10 points.
Written by Ryan Bussey