Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Another Champion

Our 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team joined our 7th and 8th grade boys as well as 3rd and 4th grade girls as league champions.  The last few games of the 5/6 Macs' season have been a series of nail-biters, buzzer beaters, and overtime games.  In fact, Dr. Ed Weiner - the 25th pick of the NBA's 1955 draft, an active school grandparent, and an avid Macs basketball fan - is quoted as having called one of their final games "the best game of basketball" he has ever seen.

The championship game was no different. With Macs coach and MHA Athletic Director James Nokes pacing down the sideline (and at times the three point line!), towel over the shoulder, shouting a constant barrage of play-calls, defenses, and good old encouragement, the boys overcame a distinct size disadvantage to hold on for the one point win. Pictures from the game and a short video clip of its final seconds are available here.

Congratulations to everyone on an outstanding season!

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