Sussex County’s basketball elite will take their A-Game to the hoop Saturday for the Markishia Wise Charity Basketball Game at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown.
Wise, Sussex Central High School’s all-time leading female scorer, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010.
For the second year, alumni from Sussex Technical High School, Sussex Central High School and Cape Henlopen High School will go head-to-head in a basketball battle, all for one name: Markishia Wise, whose #44 jersey was retired in February.
Participating Sussex Technical High School players will include Rudy Thomas, Cody White, Kevin Maull, Roshawn Johnson, Brandon Hudson, Justin Hardy, Chris Hopkins, and Jacques Bowe.
Cape Henlopen High School players will include Kyle White, Ray Jackson, Derek Savage, Jordan Thomas, Kevin Brittingham, Mike Pritchett, Mackey Jones, Trent Batson, Shemik Thompson, Mariah Gibbs, Aishia Holloman, Katie Delcampo, Cecilia Morris,Kim Smith, Shanika Evans, Sabre Hood, Toni Jones, and Taylor Harris.
Players representing Sussex Central High School will include Wise, Shavaughn Floyd, Sara Lawrence, Sommer Chorman, Canesha Gibbs, Kellie Whaley, Tishon Dennis, Shanette White, Keesha Tice, Jill Young, and Montoya Palmer.
The event will begin with a boys match-up between teams coached by Terrance Davis and Dwight Tingle, Sussex Central High School graduates and former Cape Henlopen basketball coaches. The girls match-up, coached by Claudette Satchell and Phyllis Gibbs, will follow.
Doors will open at 3 p.m. Tip-off for Game #1 will be at 4 p.m.
The Markishia Wise Charity Basketball Game operates under Shechinah Empowerment, an outreach organization created in accordance with the wishes of the supporters of Markishia Wise. Based on Wise’s basketball success and her strong belief in education and physical fitness, the charity’s vision is to bring awareness of leukemia and increase funds for treatment.
Already a member of an elite group, Wise’s diagnosis places her on the roster with the world’s most athletic cancer survivors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lance Armstrong, Dorothy Hamill, Martina Navratilova and Peggy Fleming.
To contribute or purchase tickets for the game-day raffle (a 7-day cruise), contact Markishia Wise at (302) 249-6747 or Darlene Showell at (302) 228-4138.
Sussex Central High School is located at 26026 Patriots Way in Georgetown.