BATTLES BREWING FOR TONIGHT’S BASIE CUP

Action during the 2011 edition of the Basie Cup girls’ game, which ended in a tie after overtime. (Click to enlarge)

By LOLA TODMAN
Red Bank Charter School Intern

Bright lights and an anxious crowd. Players overwhelmed with pressure, almost wishing it was over before it starts,  but thinking about the rush of victory and the accolades that follow.

Game on.

This is what it feels like for players competing in the Count Basie Cup, the annual pair of soccer games that pit teams from the Red Bank Charter and Red Bank Middle schools, and take place under the lights tonight at Count Basie Fields.

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