Shagari Alleyne & Rice Update

12/20/02 Keith Mason, Apple's Best Ballaz':  'Late last night Rice was able to easily defeat Creekside (GA) 66-49 at the City of Palms Classic, led by 7'3 Shagari Alleyne and 6'2 Russell Robinson. Alleyne scored 18 points, grabbed 5 boards and blocked 5 shots, Robinson scored 17 and grabbed 10 boards. 6'6 Arturo Dubois played well also, scoring 12 and grabbing 12 rebounds. Up next for Rice is Mater Dei (CA) who is a consesnus top 5 team. If Rice can win this game, I will have to rescind my comments about them not being a top 25 team. But with Russell Robinson playing like the Russell Robinson who I thought was on the same level as Sebastian Telfair, Rice has the opportunity to repeat as state champs. Right now I'm still not ready to say they are better than either St. Ray's or Christ the King. But we'll find out soon enough who is the best.'

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