By Matt Pascarella
The unified basketball team had their first game of the season, at home, against Thornton Academy on Friday, January 25.
Windham had excellent teamwork and nice hustle right out of the gate. They had great defense as well, grabbing a couple rebound opportunities from Thornton Academy. Windham was giving 110%, working hard to beat Thornton Academy to the ball. Austin Rice #3 sunk an outstanding shot from far away. While Thornton Academy had a small lead early on, the entire team had sunk so many baskets, they were catching up.
Half: 29-20, Thornton Academy
The Eagles hit the court for the second half focused and ready to keep up the good work. Windham had solid offense and defense. They were moving the ball around nicely with continued excellent teamwork. Windham kept sinking shots, putting points on the scoreboard. The Eagles gave it everything they had, but at the buzzer, Thornton Academy narrowly got by, 61-50.
Everyone scored: James Tucker #50, Kayla Fillinger #31, Janson Dion #25, Cameron Malone #33, Natalle Medina #4, AJ Mains #35, Ben Silva #34, Brianna Webber #5 and Austin Rice.
“Phenomenal, great team sportsmanship; great sportsmanship with the other team. We scored fifty points and I couldn’t be happier,” exclaimed coach Anne Blake.