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Fisher takes center stage at Legends game

Globetrotter scores 17 points to lead Green team past White team in alumni contest

Tay Fisher cuts to the basket during last Thursday’s Siena Legends basketball game at the Alumni Recreation Center.

Tay Fisher cuts to the basket during last Thursday’s Siena Legends basketball game at the Alumni Recreation Center. Robert Goo

— The level of play sometimes resembled a recreation league game, as both teams struggled to make shots and rarely fouled each other. At other times, though, the old form returned. Fisher drained three three-pointers, Brown made several nice moves on his way to a 10-point evening for the White team and Ryan Rossiter came close to a double-double with eight points and seven rebounds.

Besides Fisher’s performance, the Green team received strong contributions from its bench. Two other members of Siena’s 1988-89 squad, Bruce Schroeder and Jeff Robinson, keyed a third-quarter surge that turned a four-point lead into a double-digit advantage. Schroeder scored seven points and pulled down seven rebounds, while Robinson made a pair of three-pointers on his way to an eight-point night.

“It’s interesting to see the guys I played with and the guys that came after me,” said Robinson, who grew up in Troy.

Antoine Jordan, who graduated in 2006, added 12 points and nine rebounds as a starter for the Green team. Andy Cavo, a 2002 graduate, led the White team with 13 points off the bench.

Siena Athletic Director John D’Argenio said he was pleased with how well the first Legends game went.

“The reaction these guys got from the fans made it all worthwhile,” said D’Argenio. “To me, the best part to doing things like this is to be able to cross the generations.”

Fisher said he’d be willing to come back and play in another Legends game, no matter how busy he is traveling the world with the Globetrotters.

“That’s never going to stop me from coming back here,” said Fisher.

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