Milbank’s Special Olympics basketball teams competed in the state Special Olympics basketball tournament at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls on Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26. Over 60 teams and 900 athletes participated.
The Milbank schoolers team brought home third place and the adult team took fourth place. In addition, Reese Schuneman received the Spirit-Sportsmanship Award.
During the tournament, each team played four games. Throughout the weekend, the players were also involved in a variety of activities such as swimming and a dance on Saturday night. On Friday night, the team took part in the opening ceremonies at the Skyforce game. The Sioux Falls Skyforce is a professional basketball team in the NBA G League based in Sioux Falls and affiliated with the Miami Heat.
Submitted Photos: Team -back row, left to right, Jackson Hendericks, Nick Johnson, Jayden Wittrock, Michael Cordell, Reese Schuneman, Danny VanDover and coach Betsy Johanson. Middle row, Libby Hendericks, Mike Jensen, Rose Marvel, Hannah Henrich and Kaylee Torgenson. Front row, coaches- Abigail Barragan, Bridget Downes, Peggy Greiner, Abbey Trapp and John Madsen. Middle Photo: Reese Schuneman Bottom: Adult Team-back row-left to right, Coach Laura Maag, Briar Zuraff, Ian Madsen, Matt Athey, Trevor Lacek and Coach Kaith Rick. Front, Sarah Rick, Cyndi Fish, Makenzie Wittrock and Ben Rademacher.