They’re Playing Basketball


By: Nat St. Laurent
Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Something Here

The Rockbridge Special Olympians & SAAC members

Last Wednesday night our men’s basketball team played their last home game before starting final exams.  The team played extremely well, pulling out a 16-point victory in entertaining fashion.  The team shot very well from the field, which must have been contagious that night.

During halftime of the game, Washington and Lee University’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) played a short basketball game with Special Olympians from Rockbridge County.   There were plenty of great plays by both teams, which included some great passes into the paint for easy buckets.  The execution on offensive was impressive throughout the game as the teams shot very well from the field.  The highlight from the night was when one of the Olympians stepped back and hit a 3-pointer from NBA range, which brought the crowd to their feet!  It was a great shot, so great that members from both teams stopped playing to cheer and high-five each other.  As the game clock started counting down that same Olympian hit a buzzer beater to end the game, again bringing the crowd to their feet!

Was it a game-winning basket?  No one knows because no one had any idea of the score, and nobody cared.  It was great to see the athletes on both sides smiling and having fun.  As a competitor and coach, this mini game that was played at halftime, helped remind me of the important things in life; the final score and wins and losses did not matter that night!


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