Augustine’s Offense In High Gear


It was a mixed week for the Roslyn boys’ basketball as the Bulldogs went into the final week of the regular season with their winning record intact.

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Roslyn lost a tough road game to Hewlett, 60-57. The game was close throughout as Hewlett’s 13-7 third quarter run gave them a big enough lead to hold off a fourth quarter run by the Bulldogs. Keandre Augustine was a one-man scoring machine for Roslyn, with 29 points, including four three-pointers. Omar Burns chipped in with seven points.

Still playing on the road, the Bulldogs bounced back with an impressive 88-70 win over Wantagh. Taking out the tough loss to Hewlett on the Warriors by storming out to a 23-10 first quarter lead and 48-28 halftime advantage. Augustine matched his Hewlett total with 25 points to go with seven assists as the senior guard received help from Omar Burns and Spencer Markbreiter, who, respectively, had 15 and 11 points. Jacob Buchbinder had his best game of the season, scoring nine points.

The Bulldog offense is back in high gear and along with the full-court press defense, that hopes to propel Roslyn well into the playoff season.


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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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