Faculty/Staff Earn Bragging Rights For 1 More Year

The streak remains unbroken. The faculty/staff once again were the victors in the annual Student Faculty Charity Basketball game. The record is now faculty 16, students 0.

The men versus the boys game was a blow out with 50-24 being the final score. The girl’s game, however, was a true nail bitter, as the faculty/staff won by just one point – 15-14.

The girls came in strong at the end of the game, but their efforts fell short when Coach Clark sank the game winning shot.

“It was unbelievable,” said Coach Clark. “I didn’t think it would be me, who took the game winning shot, but hey, I’m 52 and I’ve still got it.”

Coach Clark said she was so excited that she called her kids right after the game and proudly explained to them how she made the game winning shot.

Even before the game, Mr. Moton the 6th administrator and former coach bragged about the faculty/staff winning.

“There isn’t a chance that the student team will win this year,” Mr. Moton said a few days prior to the game. “We’re ready to add another win that would be 16-0.”

Thirty-two students got a chance to compete in the games in hopes of ending the faculty/staff’s unbroken winning streak. That, however, didn’t happen this year.

Even so, most were happy that they got a chance to show off their skills in front to the entire student body.

Raseac Myles, a 7th grader who was selected to play in the game, said he was “shaking and excited” when he learned he would get to play. “I felt lucky to be picked,” said Myles. “It was a good experience.”

Marquez Cherry, another 7th grader who played in the game said he felt “scared and nervous” before he stepped on the court.

“I kinda felt like we were going to lose,” Cherry said.

He felt that the boys might have a slight chance of winning since the girls only lost by one point.

The boys however we’re demolished by the men’s team.

Cherry said he took six shots, but only made one. “The first time I scored was my favorite part of the game,” he said.

For Gabriel Brakefield, playing was even more special. Proceeds from the faculty/student game will go towards “Emily’s House” – the future homeless shelter being built in memory of Brickfield’s sister Emily Elkins who died March 11, 2015 after a long battle with Cancer.

“I was honored to play for her,” Brakefield said.

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