The Roselle Catholic High School girls’ basketball team concluded the 2017-18 campaign with its traditional season-ending spaghetti dinner in the RC cafeteria.
The affair included a delicious meal, scrumptious cake (provided by Pinho’s Bakery) and the presentation of awards and championship jackets and T-shirts recognizing the Lions’ Union County Tournament title.
The season-ending gathering also included a surprise appearance from up-and-coming country music duo October Rose.
RC won its sixth county championship, all since 2003. It was the program’s fourth UCT title this decade (2010, 2011, 2014).
In what’s turned into a tradition, and a highlight, at the spaghetti dinner, RC girls basketball alumnus Jacqueline Biddulph (RC ’05) re-wrote the lyrics of a popular sing to commemorate the Lions’ championship season.
Biddulph picked the popular song “Meant to Be” record by Bebe Rexha featuring country music duo Florida Georgia Line. “Meant to Be” peaked at number two on the “Billboard Hot 100” and reached number one on the “Hot Country Songs” chart.
On May 7th, October Rose – Leanne Weiss and Derek Allan – traveled to Pine Street and Raritan Road and performed a six-song set, including two versions of “Meant to Be,” one with the original lyrics and one personalized for the RC girls basketball team’s season. By the end of Biddulph’s RC version of “Meant to Be,” all in attendance were clapping or singing along with October Rose.
October Rose (www.octoberrosemusic.com) also delivered a strong performance of their debut single, “Heartbreak Song.” The duo recently released its debut EP, “All In,” which features six songs, including the motivational title track.
With their unmistakable chemistry and a contagious, rock-infused sound, October Rose is looking at a bright future. The duo will perform at Clark on June 15(Paragon Tap and Table).
Following its very well-received performance, October Rose posed for a photo with the girls’ basketball team and congratulated the Lions on their successful season.
Jacqueline Biddulph was a member of the 2005 RC girls’ basketball team that won the NJSIAA’s North Jersey Parochial A championship, the only sectional title in program history.
Biddulph was also a manager for the RC baseball team, which won the ’05 Union County Tournament. She’s the younger sister of fellow RC alums Catherine Biddulph (RC ’99), who played basketball at RC and was a varsity assistant coach for many seasons, and Andrew Biddulph (RC ’02), who played baseball for the Lions and was a scorekeeper for the girls’ basketball program.
The Biddulph’s father, Rich, is a public address announcer in The Lions’ Den during basketball season. He was Valedictorian of Roselle Catholic’s Class of 1977.