“Reese” came to Bennett as a sophomore after graduating from Clinton Jr. H.S. Maurice’s exceptional basketball skills were soon apparent, and he became a starter on the Tiger varsity basketball squad as a sophomore. Maurice averaged 6.2 points per game on a young developing squad that finished the year with 8 wins and 7 losses. Maurice’s good shooting eye, tricky passing and floor generalship came to the fore in his junior year, his “breakout” season. Averaging 25.3 points per game, the flashy point guard made first team All-High. During his senior year of ’75 – ’76, Maurice was again a first team All-High selection, as well as a first team AII-WNY selection. Reese led the Tigers to a 1 0 win, 3 loss Yale Cup record, and a Section VI Class B title. He also led the Yale Cup series with a 29.5 ppg. average. Maurice once scored 55 points in a game at South Park, and finished his Yale Cup career with 1 ,1 1 7 points, a school record at that time. Maurice attended College of the Desert (CA.) Junior College, and later was the starting point guard for Gannon College in Erie, PA.