Harlem Wizards vs. BW rematch Wednesday


By Lenny C. Lepola - newsguy@ee.net



Several members of the Big Walnut All-Stars attributed last year’s 75-69 loss to the Harlem Wizards to a close relationship between one of the officials and Rashaan “Rocket” Barner (24), a former first-team All-American out of William Paterson University. The official, who declined to give his name, said the allegations were untrue. “Sure, I grew up with Rashaan,” he said. “We played basketball on the same teams in middle school, high school and college, but we were never what you would really call tight.”


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Thanks to the efforts of the Sunbury-Galena Rotary Club, the Harlem Wizards, who played an exhibition game against the Big Walnut All-Stars last year, will return to Big Walnut High School on Wednesday, March 2, for a rematch.

The Big Walnut All-Stars said they are anxious to get some court time in with the Harlem Wizards. They said it’s payback time for the 75-69 loss at the hands of the Wizards during last year’s game.

“The Wizards have a new routine this year, so it will be a fun evening even for fans that attended last year’s game,” said Rotary member Jim Irwin said. “And best of all, most of the money raised during the Wizards/Big Walnut All-Star game will stay here in our community.”

Irwin said Tickets are $10 and $12 if purchased before the event; the night of the event all tickets are $15.

Tickets are available at the Big Walnut High athletic director’s office and at Subway of Sunbury, 747 W. Cherry St.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the game starts at 6:30.

Several members of the Big Walnut All-Stars attributed last year’s 75-69 loss to the Harlem Wizards to a close relationship between one of the officials and Rashaan “Rocket” Barner (24), a former first-team All-American out of William Paterson University. The official, who declined to give his name, said the allegations were untrue. “Sure, I grew up with Rashaan,” he said. “We played basketball on the same teams in middle school, high school and college, but we were never what you would really call tight.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2016/02/web1_Wizards-3315-0929.b.jpgSeveral members of the Big Walnut All-Stars attributed last year’s 75-69 loss to the Harlem Wizards to a close relationship between one of the officials and Rashaan “Rocket” Barner (24), a former first-team All-American out of William Paterson University. The official, who declined to give his name, said the allegations were untrue. “Sure, I grew up with Rashaan,” he said. “We played basketball on the same teams in middle school, high school and college, but we were never what you would really call tight.” Lenny C. Lepola | News

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Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.