FHS Alumni Fall To Piscataway Alumni In Annual Basketball Game

Warrior alumni fell to Superchief alumni in the ninth annual meeting of the two teams on November 26.

Piscataway High School Superchief alumni chipped away at an early lead to beat Franklin High School Warrior alumni 80-71 in their annual basketball match-up on November 26.

The highlight of the game was the awarding of three scholarships to FHS students in the after-school Aspect After Hours program. Aspect After Hours is a program through which students interested in video and photography learn the entrepreneurial side of what may become their careers, said Kyle Pitts, the event’s founder and organizer.

“The kids are really learning entrepreneurial ways to shoot film and TV production,” he said. “Kids are really passionate about their art and their career and taking film or photography as a career.”

Pitts’ firm, Momentum Advisors, teaches the financial literacy course, he said.

Two $500 scholarships were awarded by their sponsors, Robert Edmond, Class of ’95, and Jesse Peoples and Johnathan Brown, both Class of ’97.

“We’re teaching them how to go about not only handling money, but making money,” Pitts said.

“I wanted to give this scholarship to a deserving senior and inspire each and every one of you to give back,” Edmond told the crowd. “It’s very important to do that.”

“We have to continue to continue to do that all the time, in our community and our school,” he said. “Continue to lift us higher and encourage the people who come after us.”

The FHS alumni jumped out to a quick 6-point lead early in the first quarter, but the Superchiefs were able to chip away and end the quarter down by one, 16-15.

Piscataway went on a 10-2 scoring run through the first six minutes of the second quarter, but the Warriors were able to scrape back to within one, 28-27, with 4:13 left in the half.

The half ended with Piscataway up, 34-30.

Piscataway outscored Franklin 25-22 in the third quarter, with turnovers being the Warriors’ biggest enemy.

Piscataway had a 12-point lead, 75-63,with two minutes left in the final frame. The Warriors outscored Piscataway 8-5 in the final two minutes, but came up short at the buzzer.

The Franklin High School dance team also performed during halftime.

Following are some scenes from the evening:

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