Bouie led J&J to Easter Tourney title
Fresh from leading Kendall to a Section V basketball title, Roosevelt Bouie helped spark the Middleport J&J Restaurant sponsored team to a championship in the 1975 Lockport YMCA Easter Tournament.
Bouie, who was named the tournament’s MVP, poured in 50 points in J&J’s 99-52 romp of Davidson Road Inn in the championship game.
However, it took a narrow 78-76 win over Park Inn in the semifinals to give J&J a shot at the title.
J&J took a 76-74 lead with 18 seconds to go on a basket by Nate Bouie, Roosevelt’s cousin.
However, Park Inn quickly retied the contest setting the stage for a dramatic finish.
With just four seconds to go Jon Holden inbounded the ball for J&J to Nate Bouie who in turn fired the ball to Roosevelt Bouie who scored the game winner on a reverse dunk.
Roosevelt Bouie finished with 35 points and Nate Bouie 15.
In the opening round, J&J rolled past Wilson’s Pizza 85-45 as Roosevelt Bouie again had 35 and Nate Bouie 15.
In addition to the Bouies from Kendall the J&J squad included Dan Albee, Dan Seefeldt, Gregg Harrington and Mark Wilson from Roy-Hart along with Holden Marty Smith, Brian Graham and Tom Sarratori from Starpoint.
The J&J squad was the only non Lockport team in the tourney.
The tourney title was the second in five years for Coach Gary Wood’s squad.
Editor’s Note – The spring high school sports previews will resume Monday.