Cruiser basketball’s Red and Black Night (photos)

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Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
James Fields (with the ball), drives past several defenders including Tra’ Waymon, Trayon Cassie, and Jonathan Clark to score during the alumni basketball game at Groveport Madison High School’s third annual Red and Black Night, held at the school on Nov. 17. In addition to the annual alumni game, the event also featured a girls varsity and junior varsity scrimmage, a boys varsity and junior varsity scrimmage, a freshman scrimmage, cheerleader performances, the Cruiserettes, a three point shooting contest and more.
Rashawn Smith posts up Kolly Adebanjo during the alumni game as Jon Van Gundy (at right #34) looks to help defend.
Two Cruiser alumni players battle for a rebound during the alumni game.
The Cruiser cheerleaders sang “Happy Birthday” to Cruiser head basketball coach Ryan Grashel, who shared a birthday with Red and Black Night.
Shawn Cleary, a Groveport city councilman and a 1978 graduate of Groveport Madison High School, was the oldest participant in the alumni game.
Cruiser Scotty Lomax flies high for a dunk during the boys varsity and junior varsity scrimmage.
The boys varsity and junior varsity scrimmage turned into a dunk-fest as Javon Miller showed his dunking ability.
Following the alumni game, the players exchanged hugs with their old teammates and fellow Cruisers.

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