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DHS/PHS Unified Basketball’s Historic First Home Game Feb. 3

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DHS/PHS Unified Basketball’s Historic First Home Game Feb. 3
Posted on 02/02/2016
This is the image for the news article titled DHS/PHS Unified Basketball’s Historic First Home Game Feb. 3Deering and Portland high schools are proudly collaborating on an inaugural season of Unified basketball this year. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Deering/Portland Unified Basketball Team will hold its first home game.

“This Wednesday, Feb. 3 is the place to be as the D/P UB team hosts a historic first home game vs. Bonny Eagle in the Deering Gym at 3:30 p.m.!” said Deering High School Athletic Director Mel Craig. “You need to be a part of this! It will touch your heart."

Unified basketball partners developmentally identified students with fellow students to participate in an MPA sport both in eight regular season games and the opportunity to earn heal points to compete in playoffs.

“The cooperative Deering/Portland Unified Basketball Team's season is underway!” Craig said. “Yesterday's (Feb. 1) second game of their inaugural season brought them their first win! Nate Hall hit a buzzer-beating, last-second shot to get the 33-32 win over Kennebunk. Their very first game at Yarmouth (Jan. 29) resulted in a 38-34 loss but in overtime!”

Craig and Rob O’Leary, the PHS athletic director, spearheaded the introduction of Unified basketball this year.

The remainder of the schedule is as follows:

Wed. Feb. 3, 3:30 vs. Bonny Eagle –Deering HS

Wed. Feb. 10, 3:30 vs. Brunswick – Portland Expo

Fri. Feb. 12, 3:30 @ Westbrook – Westbrook HS

Wed. Feb. 17, 3:30 vs. Greely – Portland Expo

Wed. Feb. 24, 3:30 vs. Massabesic – Deering HS

Wed. March 2, 4:00 @ Bonny Eagle – Bonny Eagle HS