The three day interval of March 3-5 marked the annual Albert E. Martin Jr. Hoops for Horizons event at Rumson Country Day School; a fundraiser for the private school’s Horizons Summer Enrichment Program and a tournament in which six squads of “Future Bucs” from Red Bank were invited by RCDS athletic director Paul Campanella to take part. Hailing from Red Bank Middle School and (as with the four players pictured above) Red Bank Charter School, the two girls’ teams and four boys’ teams participated in the 15th edition of the yearly three-day tournament. Also on the court were four teams of young men (ages 18-29) from Red Bank, two of which met in the finals to deliver the borough its second consecutive championship. Named for the late Albert E. Martin Jr., a Red Bank Regional student who took part in the charity event each year, Hoops for Horizons funds a summer academic and recreation program that serves more than 135 at-risk children from the Red Bank community each year. (Photo courtesy of David Prown)
At the Albert E. Martin Classic final Wednesday night, Ranny School freshman Bryan Antoine scored 27 points as the Panthers topped Red Bank Regional, 67-51, in front of a capacity crowd in Little Silver. Antoine scored 88 points in the three games and was named tournament MVP. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
Earlier in the day, RBR’s girls’ basketball team lost to Holmdel, 52-39, in the final ofthe Bayshore Classic in Holmdel. Those highlights are here. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
Sadiq Palmer scored 22 and sophomore Matt Reardon put up 14 as host and defending champs Red Bank Regional topped Central Regional, 58-35, at the Albert E. Martin Classic in Little Silver Monday.
Meanwhile, with four freshmen on the starting squad, Ranney School, led by Bryan Antoine’s 34 points, ran away from Sayreville, 71-57 in a dunkfest. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights of those two games and more.
RBR and Ranney are scheduled to battle for the tournament title Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Little Silver. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
Sophomore Devin Cooper poured in 18 to lead all scorers as defending Albert E. Martin Classic champs Red Bank Regional busted open a 24-15 halftime advantage in Little Silver Sunday. The Bucs went on to win, 58-37, and advance to the semifinals against Central Regional Monday afternoon. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
The 13th annual Hoops for Horizons 3-on-3 basketball tournament will kick off at The Rumson Country Day School on Thursday, March 5; running through Saturday, March 7 with all funds raised benefitting the Horizons Student Enrichment Program. The charity event will be held in honor of Albert E. Martin, Jr., the Red Bank Regional High School basketball player who died suddenly in December 2012. A Horizons graduate, Albert played in the Hoops tournament every year to give back to the program that made a difference in his life.
All boys and girls grades 5 and up are welcome to participate in the Albert E. Martin, Jr. Hoops for Horizons tournament. According to Horizons Executive Director Lori Hohenleitner, nearly 200 basketball players of all ages played in last year’s tournament, which raised nearly $75,000 for Horizons; a tremendous boost for the program which relies fully on private funding.
On Saturday, April 26, the Red Bank Regional High SchoolRed Bank Regional High School Source Foundation will hold its first annual Bowling Classic to benefit the Albert E. Martin, Jr., Scholarship fund. The event takes place at Brunswick Zone, 1400 Route 36 in Hazlet, at 12:30 pm.
Albert Martin was a much beloved young man and captain of the RBR Boys’ Basketball team. He died suddenly from a heart issue in December of 2012. The RBR community hopes to forever honor him with this scholarship given to a deserving student each year in his memory. His family members are active participants in this fundraising event. The Source Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
A $20 ticket includes shoe rental, playing time and lunch. Music will also be provided by D.J. Mike. Checks are payable to The Source Foundation and may be obtained by contacting Suzanne Keller, the Director at the SOURCE at (732)842-8000, ext. 1-236 or calling Tracy Dixon at (732)527-2344 or Tonya Richard at (732)685-8112.
Press release from Rumson Country Day School
The 12th annual Hoops for Horizons 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will kick off at the Rumson Country Day School on Thursday, March 6 and run through Saturday, March 8, with all funds raised benefitting the Horizons Student Enrichment Program.
For a second year, the charity event will be held in honor of Albert E. Martin, Jr., the Red Bank Regional basketball player who died suddenly in December 2012. A Horizons graduate, Albert played in the Hoops tournament every year to give back to the program that made a difference in his life.