Pictured Above: Tawan Slaughter with the Lady Crusaders
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Celebrating Extraordinary Women for Women’s Month
In honor of Women’s History Month lets pull focus on 35 year old buffalo born and raised Tawan Slaughter, an inspiration to many people of all ages in the city of Buffalo. She made major contributions as an athlete in high school playing for the Christian Central Academy Crusaders where she shell shocked the community by scoring 2,256 points during her four seasons there, a record that still stands today as the greatest high school basketball career in Crusader history. After graduation, she would go on to play collegiate basketball at Buffalo State University where she averaged 16 points per game.
Her hunger and love for the game heightened and she went on to play for a few professional teams. On the coaching side Tawan’s influence goes undisputed as she has coached many men’s and women’s basketball teams in her community and mentored a lot of the successful coaches who currently coach on the high school and AAU levels such as myself and Rashaun Reeves.
Tawan is also the owner of the Buffalo 716ers, an elite semi pro basketball program that helps thousands of kids from all ages and adults elevate their basketball knowledge and love for the very game that has been so wonderful to her. Congratulations to the Lady Crusaders and Coach Slaughter who recently took her alumni to a Class B Monsignor Martin Championship. In the eyes of the Rise Up Right family, Tawan Slaughter is the GOAT! Much Respect for this Local Woman in Basketball History
Buffalo Bills Football
No one circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills as the organization has brought plenty of excitement to the very faithful and loyal Bills fans. Even with disappointment as the Bills tried to land superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown, the excitement was in the air. The organization has shown that they are ready to improve and redeem themselves from this past seasons mistakes and miscues that were made throughout the season. The Bills have been crowned by a couple of news outlets as the Kings of this year’s free agency period with the plethora of new acquisitions. The Bills addressed many of their on the field issues as they signed wide receivers Cole Beasley and John Brown, and special teamer Andre Roberts. They signed offensive lineman Mitch Morse, Ty Nsekhe, Jon Feliciano, and LaAdrian Waddle. In addition to these moves they also signed veteran halfback Frank Gore, tight end Tyler Croft and defensive back Kevin Johnson. The excitement is still brewing as there have been rumors that the Bills are pursuing star defensive end Javadeon Clowney from Houston. Stay tuned for more Bills coverage from Rise Up Right.
UB Bulls Basketball
Congratulations to the your UB Bulls basketball team as they finished the season as champions of the Mid Atlantic Conference by beating Bowling Green State 87-73. The #16 ranked in the Coaches Poll UB Bulls finished the season 31-3 and have sedimented a #6 seed in the NCAA March Madness Tournament where they will face Ohio State in Hartford, Connecticut this Friday night.
The Buffalo Sabres are in desperate need of positivity after being shutout for 12 straight periods of hockey. The Sabres are a young devoted team that is in serious need of motivation which from what I have gathered is not coming from the coach Phil Housley who is supposed to be the leader from behind the glass and in the locker room. The Sabres looked lost a lot of the time during the losses to Dallas and Pittsburgh. On the bright side, the Sabres beat the Blues 4-3 in a shootout as Conor Sheary, Johan Larsson, and Evan Rodrigues scored for the Sabres….Next game is tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7pm with the location being at Key Bank Arena. Can the Sabres turn this season around? Will Jeff Skinner resign with the Sabres organization?
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