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Dealing with teammate’s death, Rollers top Milton Hershey, 76-53

Posted 1/28/14

 

 

 

The No. 35 jersey hung from the press box window. The crowd bowed their heads for a moment of silence. It was a quiet night with little fanfare after Steelton-Highspire won its first home game since teammate …

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Dealing with teammate’s death, Rollers top Milton Hershey, 76-53

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The No. 35 jersey hung from the press box window. The crowd bowed their heads for a moment of silence. It was a quiet night with little fanfare after Steelton-Highspire won its first home game since teammate Hauson Batimore-Greene’s death.

The players were down, but motivated to make their fallen friend proud. The Rollers persevered in a convincing 76-53 win against Milton Hershey on Friday, Jan. 24 in Steelton.

Baltimore-Greene, 18, known to his friends as “Choppy,’’ was shot to death while he sat on a porch at a home on North 16th Street in Harrisburg on Saturday, Jan. 18. 

“This loss, we’re using it to motivate us to a higher level to keep us pushing as a team as a whole,” said Steel-High’s Sha’Quinn McNeil. “He was a close brother of ours and we all wish it wasn’t real, but we got to all pull together and be one and be motivating to stay together as a team.”

Coach Tramayne Hawthorne spoke with the team before the game, pulling from personal experience: He lost his teammate and friend, Ryan Mohn, who died in an automobile accident in 2004 during the middle of the basketball season . . .

 

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