Raheem Carter, Jr., (10) had a big game for RKE Athletic. He scored 14-points, had 9-rebounds, 1-assist and 3-steals as his team beat Sea Shore Auto Group 109-100.
By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr.
Tyler Hawkins, who graduated from Monmouth Regional High School and played his college hoops at Brookdale Community College and Pittsburg State, scored 31points to head RKE Athletics in a 109-100 win over Sea Shore Auto Group. Both teams are part of the Patriot Mortgage 2022 Jersey Shore Basketball League summer schedule.
This summer all the games are played at Manasquan High School, and the league looks much bigger and defiantly better than previous years. New uniforms, new teams, new players and lots of former NBA and current pros playing in Europe are lighting up the gym every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night.
Also having a big night for RKE was Gage Daye. The 6’2” graduate from St. Mary’s High School and Bloomfield College had 27 points, 15 of those were from outside the three-point arch. He also pulled down five defensive bounds and two offensively.
Leading RKE Athletic on the defensive boards was Raheem Carter, Jr. A new that is familiar to JSBL fans, as his dad, Raheem Carter played for Sterns Trailer when they won the JSBL championships. In the win over Sea Shore Auto Group, younger Carter, had seven defensive rebounds, and two on offense. He also had three steals and scored 14 points. The 6’6” power forward, graduated from Roselle Catholic High School, and Felician College.
Scoring nearly half of his team’s point in defeat was 6’2” guard Latrell West, who graduated St. Joseph’s Metuchen High School in Metuchen, and Kean University. He finished with 40 points, 18 from outside the three-point arch. He also had six rebounds, four steals, and two assists.
RKE Athletic, who are undefeated at 4-0, will be back in action on July 19, when they face the 2-2 squad from Sea View Jeep at 7:00 p.m.
RKE will play again on July 21, at 7:00 p.m. when they face WCT Warriors.
Sea View Auto Group, 0-5, will be back in action on July 20, when they face WCT Warriors at 8:30 p.m.
Eatontown Memorial Student is 10,000th Child to Benefit from Free Vision Screening by New Jersey’s Eatontown Lions Club
The Eatontown Lions Club began its sixth year of vision screening with a bang on Thursday, September 14, 2023. As a result of partnering with the Eatontown and Ocean Township School Districts the Lions club provided the 10,000th free vision screening.
On Thursday in recognition as the 10,000th screening recipient, Ashton Vassor, an eighth-grade student at Eatontown’s Memorial School, was given a citation and gift card from the Lions Club. Ashton has been screened annually by the Lions since second grade.
Also given a Lions Club Certificate was Memorial School Nurse Lucy Craig, one of the first Eatontown School District nurses to collaborate with the Lions when vision screening began in 2017. She was Ashton’s school nurse at Meadowbrook School when his vision was first screened.
Working in conjunction with school nurses, vision screenings are done annually by the Eatontown Lions in September and October for students in Pre-K through 8th grade.
“We really appreciate your help as well as the support of the Lions. Your work and partnership with us make a difference. The vision screening process as well as the resources the Lions provide to our students if a vision problem is discovered help our students to be in a better position to learn and succeed. Thank you.” said Scott T. McCue, Superintendent Eatontown Public Schools
More than 12 million school-age children in the United States have some form of vision problem. Many vision problems run the risk of becoming permanent if not corrected by the time the eye reaches full maturity. Vision also plays an important role in education. According to educational experts, 80 percent of learning is visual.
“Early screening leads to early detection, which helps ensure that children get the follow-up care they need,” said Club President Linda Butler. “We want to make sure that cor