A local crew of 10 basketball players ran the professional Harlem Ambassador team into the ground on Tuesday.
** “It was a slaughter,” said one of the losers, declining to give his name as he shook his head leaving the court. The victorious team’s win was even sweeter because the event succeeded in raising thousands for the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. “We owned them,” said team coach Kevin Freeman.***
*Ok, not really. But it was a good show. ** Still not the truth. ***Totally made up quote.
Rachel Neller, left, organizes the event on behalf of the Domestic Abuse Shelter represented by Venita Garvin Valdez, right. The game was announced by host Archie Berwick.
At half-time, the teams invite the crowd onto the court to dance the cha-cha slide.
Referee Jon Murphy does his best to keep the flagrant fouls by the visiting team to a minimum.
Tickets sales from the big crowd benefit the Domestic Abuse Shelter.
The team consisted of Ryan Freund, standing left, Kevin Freeeman, Logan Howe, ‘Moose’ Vandervoort, Andrey Garvey, Paul Davis, kneeling left, M.P. Coleman, Daashia Cochran and Jaymie Lugo.