June 18, 2008

All-Star Charity Event

This Tuesday, the Frankie Williams Charity Classic at the Young Community Center in Greenburgh, NY turned out to be a unbelievable match-up as promised.

The All-Star event delivered one of the most action packed games this summer with Frenji White Team winning 113-109.

The Frenji White team included Syracuse bound Mookie Jones, UConn commit Kemba Walker, Lance Stephenson (Lincoln HS), Russ Smith (Archbishop Molloy) and Kansas State commit Jordan Henriquez

The Frenji Black team featured Mount Vernon's Jordan Lessane, George Washington bound Tony Taylor, Iona Prep Andre Pope, Sean Kilpatrick, Post University commit Rashad James, West Virginia bound Kevin Jones.

Tonight's victory, would go to the Frenji White Team led by Gerard Jones, NYCHoops asked what it was like to coach a team against his brother Kevin Jones, "I warned Kevin we had a few surprises for him. Kevin said to me, being the competitor that he is, 'I don't care if you bring in Kobe we are going to win.'"

The first quarter was exciting from the tip off, everyone made alley-hoops and the crowd received more than their money's worth. Lance Stephenson stepped up his game and was on fire all night. Russ Smith brought out his "A" game with excellent passes, one of which resulted in a thunderous dunk by Kilpatrick whose game has improved even after his ending season.

By the second quarter the Black Team started coming back with two very good runs, led by Kilpatrick, Taylor, and Jones.

Rashad James made a fanatical dunk for his Black Team and soon his team was up 7 points with seven minutes left on the clock. The White Team would then call a time out and return into the game with a final run taking the lead for the win.

The high scorers for the White team were Lance Stephenson 29 points and Mookie Jones 22 points. The Black team was led by Sean Kilpatrick with 31 points. Stephenson was named the MVP of the game with Kilpatrick named most valuable player for his team.

The charity game honored the late Frankie Williams who past away two years ago due to kidney failure, he was a co-founder of Frenji Sport, Inc. and a fundamental part of the Greenburgh community center. The Frenji Sport, Inc founded in 1996 continues with CEO Benjamin Crater and Tom Samponga.

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