August 29, 2014

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PC Tigers split games

The Special Olympic PC Tigers played back-to-back games last week on Wednesday and Thursday against Putnam County and Hancock County, respectively.

The PC Tigers won its basketball game against the Putnam County team in Ottawa, 63-34.

The youngest member of the team, Syndel Barker, scored her first career basket and the crowd went wild.

The opposing team’s roster included a blind athlete, who was given numerous opportunities to score. Although the player did not score, the sportsmanship displayed by both teams and the enthusiasm of the fans was nothing short of spectacular, according to Coach Short.

High scorer of the game from the PC Tigers was Spencer Lust with 18 points.

The next night, the PC Tigers lost its match up against Hancock County, 37-34. With a minute left in the game, the PC Tigers were down by 11 points, but lost by only three points when the clock ran out.

High scorers for the game were Spencer Lust, Jacob Lindaman and Eddie Hibbard with seven points each.

The PC Tigers ended their regular season with a winning 7-3 record.

This weekend, the PC Tigers start the Special Olympics state basketball tournament preliminary match up against Richland at the Van Buren High school. Game time on Saturday, March 1 is 12:30 p.m.; if the PC Tigers prove victorious, they will play again at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2 against Henry County at Van Buren High School.