Mt. Hope’s unified rules the court, 51-16, against Tiverton

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The Mt. Hope High School unified basketball team defeated rival Tiverton High School last Wednesday, 51-16.

Mt. Hope coach Tom Fullen attributed the win to Tiverton’s unfortunate “cold shooting hand” while Mt. Hope, it seemed “just could not miss.”

“Partners on both teams played very well in passing to their fellow athletes and helping on the rebounding,” Mr. Fullen said.

Offering a show of support for fellow Huskies, members of the Mt. Hope lacrosse team formed a tunnel with their lacrosse sticks prior to the game’s start. The Huskies unified team came out of the locker room and ran through the tunnel onto the court.

Mt. Hope is scheduled to face the Barrington Eagles in Barrington this week, before returning to Bristol for an April 3 home game.

Leading scorers against Tiverton: Mt. Hope — Randy Pullen, 22 points; Ashley Hicks, 8; Jared Tweedy, 8; Tyesha Bliss, 6; Brandon Palmera, 4; Matt Coccio, 3. Tiverton — Derek Patterson, 12; Craig Patterson, 4.

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