Ralph Dorsey and his staff of coaches and volunteers took a slew of Chester basketball players to the home court of Doctor Julius Ervin as they traveled to Hempstead, New York to compete in a friendly day of basketball and relationship building.
The competition was stiff in the early games as the 10-13s Biddy leaguers went 1-1 versus teams from Hempstead & Long Island. The 14s Chester Pride team went 0-2 versus Long Island Prep & New York Tigers.
But, the New York comfort level was destroyed by Team Final Orange (16 and under) who would have matched the sizzling thermometer reading of 100 degrees with a 100 point performance had the game not been stopped with 3 minutes left with the score sitting at 97-58.
On Sunday, things got delayed as the New York Tigers decided they didn’t want to face our 16u team. When they finally found a few brave souls to take the count against Team Final Orange, it was 5pm. After all that waiting, the game was stopped after TFO took a 20 pt lead within the first 10 minutes against the Long Island Lightning.
The Chester players were invited to participate in the family activities going on in the park like boxing exhibitions and the cookouts. When the New Yorkers noticed the Chester Police Activities League van they came up and asked about Stacky’s Hoagies, Boots & Bonnets Parties and even how was Joe Hollman and Chester Biddy were coming along. They even met a former Mr. Biddy player from the 70s.