Saturday, April 12, 2014

Unified Basketball Plays Hard but Falls to Toll Gate, 55-46

Antonio Piccarillo 's new nickname should be "Silk"....Silk Pilc.

Time and again throughout Thursday afternoon's game against Toll Gate, Antonio could be seen streaking downcourt, leading the Hawks' fast break and smoothly dropping in layup after layup.  To be honest, Antonio almost single-handedly kept our guys in the game, a game that we eventually dropped to the Titans, 55-46.

Antonio dropped 32 points on the Titans.
Yes, you read that correctly...32 points.

Immediately after the game, Antonio reacted to his incredible performance:

Unfortunately, it wasn't enough, as throughout the contest, the Titans routinely managed to create some separation between themselves and the Hawks on the scoreboard, only to see our guys fight their way back into the game and then once again lose ground.  In the end, it was just a bit too much of a hill for the Hawks to climb.

It should also be noted that this was the first Unified basketball contest ever broadcast live on The Network. Max Zweiner did a bang-up job in his first extended duty behind the mic as a play-by-by play man, and he was joined for expert analysis from Mr. Monahan, who knows basketball and has extensive experience with the Unified program and Special Olympics.

Other Hawks who made significant contributions were Chris Zimmerly and Austin Crawford (six points each), and Matt Mangilli even splashed the net for a bucket of his own. 

The Unified Hawks will play next at Cranston West, this Wednesday, April 16th, at 3:30 pm.