Special Olympics Tillsonburg’s D basketball team accomplished its main goal Jan. 26 in Sarnia.
They had fun.
And the team did good, said Adam Todd, winning five games on the way to the D Division championship.
“Played hard… and good.”
Tillsonburg defeated Woodstock 16-6 in the final game at Sarnia St. Patrick’s High School. Other teams in the tournament were Sarnia, LaSalle, and London, but not the same London team they’ve seen at their own Tillsonburg tournament.
Some centres had relatively new ‘D’ teams, including host Sarnia, and the Tillsonburg players focused on sportsmanship.
“We let them shoot, to make it more even,” said AnneMarie D’Hondt. “And let them get their own rebounds.”
“They worked really well together,” said coach Doug Cooper, one of four coaches on the team (along with Mark Phipps, Robert Verhoeve, and Ashley Ward). “The thing that impressed us the most was the sportsmanship from the Sarnia tournament.”