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Harlem Rockets put on a show at Hilton Head High

Half-court alley-oops, windmill slam dunks and a bevy of circus shots.

The Harlem Rockets put on their full display Saturday night in a comedic basketball game against the Hilton Head Dream Team at Hilton Head High.

The Rockets won the game 87-68, though the score took a backseat to the show on the floor. The six-man comedy team showcased their athleticism with some acrobatic dunks in front of a crowd of about 500 fans.

"This is what we're all about -- trying to entertain the fans," said Greg "The Finisher" Wells, who played basketball at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. "It's all about the kids, and they were great tonight. We just try to make them laugh and have a good time. It seemed like they did."

The Rockets interrupted the two-and-a-half hour game at various points to entertain the young kids in the audience with a variety of skits and to present their trick shots and passes. They asked the kids to join them on the floor for a pair of dance routines and an extended halftime show.

The Hilton Head Dream Team included Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner, Hilton Head Town Manager Steve Riley, Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce CEO Bill Miles, Heritage Director Steve Wilmot and Hilton Head High principal Amanda O'Nan.

Hilton Head High junior varsity basketball coach Sean Rochester led the team in scoring.

The event benefited the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association and the Hilton Head All-Sports Booster Club.

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