Wayne girls have fun in senior basketball game | News
It was a game that was played with a basketball and for most of the forty minutes it was used for the purpose of which it was designed. But at other moments it was used as a football, soccer ball and even a volleyball.
But the most important role it played here Wednesday was to bring 19 seniors from the Wayne County girls basketball league together for one final game.
The game wasn’t really about who won or lost, it was about friendship, fun and smiles. For some of the girls from Clyde-Savannah, North Rose-Wolcott, Lyons, Sodus, Williamson, Gananda and East Rochester it might have been the last game of organized basketball they ever played.
“The friendships that are made here every year are the greatest part,” host and Marion coach Tom Nortier said. “The kids come in here and when they walk in they are competitors. They really don’t know how to react, by the time we are done they have all had a great time. Sometimes friendships are made here for a life time.”
The event, now in its 12th year, was made possible with the help of Mike Miller (Sodus), Tony Morabito (Gananda), Eric Kuhn (Lyons), Jeff White (Williamson), Nortier, Lori DeLyser (Marion) and Gary Lockwood (NRW).
The teams were divided into the dark team, coached by Clyde-Savannah coach Erica Grunder and the light team coached by East Rochester coach Mark Loria. The game featured 10-minute quarters in which both teams sent in five fresh players about every five minutes.