Eustis High School is proud of its Special Olympics Panther Basketball players for their awesome performance this month at the Lake County Games in Howey-in-the-Hills.
After a couple months of learning the ropes, Head Coach Adam Bryie and assistant coaches Maja Kieffer and Rachel Archer lead their players to victory.
Eustis High had three athletes participate and place in the individual skills competition, Camrie Smith earned first place, Andrea Adair earned second place and Abbe Anderson earned a third place ribbon.
The division 4 Panther basketball team experienced their first run at a full court game with competition against the Rockets. This was an exhibition game as the Rockets are a division 3 adult team from the county. The team fell short 30-49, but redeemed itself in the second game against division 4 adult team the Dream Team with a final score of 26-18. The team ultimately went home donned with blue first place ribbons.
Several volunteers from Eustis High, especially student Jeoffrey Tackett, have been working with the team all season.
The team’s next competition is the Area Games in Orlando on Jan. 12. Team Panthers include Carlos Mendez, Rodney Hill, Kassandra Diaz, James Walker, Jacob LaSure, Kyle Gilbert, Lemy Jean-Joseph, and Danielle Crispino.