Friday, March 30th before leaving for Spring Break, Roswell High School seniors faced off against faculty at the annual senior/faculty basketball game – aptly renamed the “Harbin Classic” in honor of fan favorite, Charles Harbin.
Early predictions called for faculty to win big over students. By the end of the first quarter it was clear the Seniors were more focused on the most direct route to the beach rather than to the hoop. Spectators, mostly students, settled in for an embarrassing defeat as they moaned continuous boos from the bleachers.
It seemed the writing was on the wall… until halftime when the Faculty suddenly slowed considerably, many sweating profusely some limping and sporting knee braces. The fast breaks and bank shots of the 1st quarter were being replaced by offensive fouls and granny shots. Old School, indeed.
The Seniors grabbed the opportunity and swiftly overtook the scoreboard. As the seconds ran out, a final goal was scored by the Faculty tying the game 41 – 41. A first ever tie in RHS senior/faculty basketball history, a fitting close to the game now dedicated to student favorite, cherished friend, and former faculty member, Charles Harbin.