The 23rd annual James Roman Basketball Tournament was held December 2–3 and featured match-ups between Hyde Schools’ Bath, ME and Woodstock, CT campuses, Kents Hill School, Hebron Academy, Gould Academy, and North Yarmouth Academy. Click for photo highlights from the Bath-Woodstock game.
Hyde-Bath and Hyde-Woodstock girls basketball teams competed in Kents Hill School’s 2ndAnnual Aleigh Mills Basketball Tournament. See photo highlights from the Aleigh Mills Tournament HERE.
The tournament is held in memory of James Tomas Roman, a student athlete who passed away suddenly during a pickup game of basketball at Hyde School in February of 1988.
James enrolled at Hyde during the summer of 1986. After completing the Summer Challenge Program, the freshman went on to perform at honors level in his academic courses and received the distinguished Headmaster’s Commendation both semesters.
In athletics, James, who wore number 14—a number which is now retired at Hyde— was equally hard-working and impressive. He is, in particular, remembered by many for his performance during a game at the Augusta Civic Center during the 1988 Western Maine Class B, C, and D Basketball Tournament in which he fired two straight 15-foot shots that kept Hyde in the game against Valley High School of Bingham. Hyde went on to win in overtime 80-78.
This year’s tournament began with a ceremony dedicated to James, with remarks made by Hyde administrators. The tournament’s championship game was followed by an awards ceremony.