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Students Fall to the Faculty in a Heartbreaking Overtime Loss

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On Friday evening, the much anticipated, annual student-faculty basketball game took place at LOLHS. As a fun way to raise money for Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau and Connecticut Sports Foundation, students and faculty alike flocked to the game to root for their respective sides and relax after the end of a busy third quarter. The students, coached by the smartly dressed seniors Sophie Edson, Lauren Quaratella, and junior Alex Swanski, would put up a strong fight against the faculty, composed of such star players as Mr. Kaczor, Mr. Eckhart, janitor Phil Fazino, and many other familiar faces. The students’ efforts, however, did not prevent a heartbreaking loss in overtime as the faculty extended their winning streak in this competition to three years in a row.

Student coach Sophie Edson, a LOLHS senior, calls a timeout.

The first twenty minute half started off neck and neck. Around ten minutes into it, the faculty started to pull away. Down 19 – 15, student coach Sophie Edson called a timeout trying to get her team to get back into it with eight minutes left until halftime. The students fought their way back with senior Matthew Sapere making a buzzer-beater three pointer to tie the game 32 – 32 going into halftime.

After a halftime raffle, the game got underway again. Nothing was in it between the two teams as the game continued to be very close, so close that regulation time could not separate them. The game ended 61 – 61 and went into a three minute overtime. The students, clearly exhausted, could not keep up with the faculty as the older, wiser team ran riot making basket after basket. The faculty won this year’s edition of the student-faculty basketball game 72 – 64. This victory makes it three years in a row for the faculty. Not all hope is lost for the students, however, as there is always next year.

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