Unified Springfield defeats Leland & Gray, 34-22

Springfield’s Unified Basketball team. Photo provided.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield brings in their third win against Leland & Gray on April 9 making their winning record to 3-1. Leland & Gray’s pep band kept both teams running up and down the court to bring the final score to 34-22. Springfield’s Jayden Thurber scored his first two points of the season with an offensive rebound and a shot back up to the basket to bring home 34 points home with the Cosmos.

The evening’s victory was a contribution of many. Lance Robinson scored 8 points and had 9 rebounds. Evan Hall scored 8 points and had 5 rebounds. Freshman, Jason Supry scored his first 2 points of the season with a pass from partner Paul Dana with Jason dribbling and shooting from down low along with two rebounds. Gavin Glidden and Falisha Maly each contributed with three rebounds.

Leland & Gray’s Mckade Beattie came out strong to score a total of 8 points and Teresa Derosia scored 6 points. Ben Stone scored 4 points with a 3-pointer and a free throw shot. Sammie Pelton and Michael Derosia each chipped in 2 points.

This year’s Springfield team is young with many new players. The excitement for the coaches is when the young players are learning the new skills and scoring points for the first time. To see the smile on their face after they have scored is worth millions.

Their goal as a team is always to have fun; but when you win and have fun, it is even better.

A huge “thank you” to our traveling fans. Springfield returned to Dressler Gym to play Brattleboro at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

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