Updated: February 17, 2013 1:41AM
The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County has four Special Olympics basketball teams and the four teams went a combined 2-2 in recent games.
The Gold Crusaders improved to 2-0 by beating the Lambs Farm High Rollers 27-17. Tony Maurizio led the Crusaders with 13 points and eight rebounds.
The Green Crusaders beat the NISRA Bobcats in Algonquin to improve to 2-1. Jeremy Shepard had three steals and seven rebounds, while the Crusaders starting point guard, Caitlin Bebber, had eight points.
The Red Crusaders lost to the WSRA Red Rockets in Gages Lake 36-26. After a rough first half in which they fell behind 24-8, the Crusaders rallied. Matt Stubbs had eight rebounds and two steals for the Crusaders, who are now 1-2.
The Black Crusaders lost 30-25 to the WSRA Gold Rockets. The Crusaders were able to stage an impressive comeback, cutting a 15-point halftime deficit to three and shooting for a tie in the final seconds. The Crusaders are now 1-2.
“As the basketball season picks up, we are proud to see all of our teams playing well together and improving week to week,” said Kelly Weber, SRACLC Special Olympics coordinator.