Staff Rout Students in Charity Basketball
In a Feb. 8 basketball game to benefit the American Heart Association, several WHS staff members defeated students in a 60-41 victory.
According to Math Dept. member and team member Amber Eames, the staff’s teamwork proved essential to beating the students after losing to them in last year’s game.
“For us, it was an all-around team effort, whether it is by making threes or getting the rebounds,” Eames said, adding that some staff members get together and shoot around on Fridays.
Student Assistant Coach Sydney Clapp (10) appreciates the unity that results from playing on a team and plans to involve herself in future staff versus student games.
“It brings the students together,” Clapp said, before noting that Wil Gastier (12) and Cameron Reed (12) made standout plays in the game.
Furthermore, Associate Principal Andrew Bratcher said that one student player’s skills could have affected the outcome of the game substantially.
“[Maureen] McKeown just couldn’t get the ball enough. If she had played more, the students could have beaten us,” he said.
In addition to its promotion of school unity and healthy competition, the student versus staff basketball game supports a worthy cause.
“All of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association,” said Student Government President Matt Chidsey (12).
Student Government is responsible for organizing the basketball game and volunteering at the event.