The Unified Basketball team played their final home game of the season against Gorham on Monday, March 9th. It was also Senior Night; seniors Whitney Wilson, #4, Brianna Webber, #5, Natalle Medina, #14, Riley Silvia, #25, Ben Silva, #41, Cameron Malone, #44, and Nate Hall, #50, were each presented with a small gift to thank them and their parents for their years of dedication to Windham sports.
Windham came out with intensity right from the start. AJ Mains, #34, went in to make a basket right away and a short time later scored two to put Windham on the board. Malone had strong defense as he grabbed several rebounds and scored twice. Medina also put the ball up to add more points to Windham’s score. The Eagles had great defense, as they blocked shots and stole the ball any opportunity they got. Hall sunk a mean three pointer. Austin Rice, #3, snagged several turnovers and scored two baskets during the first half. Kayla Fillinger, #23, scored four points during the half.
Half: 25-23, Windham
Silva scored back-to-back baskets early in the second half. The game was tied at 29. Then 33. Then 35. Mains scored a couple baskets during the half, Webber put eight points on the board during the half. Dani Iaconeta, #2, scored two baskets. Hall sunk another three-pointer. The Eagles continued to get rebounds and add to the scoreboard. Windham had pulled away, but Gorham was not far behind. With less than a minute left, Gorham was up by one and after a great effort by everyone, Gorham snuck by.
High scorers: Hall, Silva, Mains, Webber
Final: 57-54, Gorham
“This was a great end of season game,” observed coach Anne Blake. “Everyone made gains this season; they made gains in their defense, they made gains in their offense and just learning to work together as a team and work together and pass the ball.”
Congrats to the team on a fantastic season!