LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette wheelchair basketball team is gearing up for its first game of the season.
The Lafayette Spinners start their season on Sunday.
The Spinners are part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
Team manager Eric Muller said he helped start the team in 1974. Muller said the league is for people that have some kind of disability, which does not allow them to play standup basketball.
Muller said the team has 14 members, they play 5 on 5 basketball and include mostly NCAA rules of play.
Matt Bowman is playing in his second year with the Spinners. Bowman said it's competitive basketball.
"We've got some really great guys on the team. We are constantly running into each other. If I don't flip out of my chair once a game, then it's a good game," said Bowman.
"Offensively we would like to generate 40 to 60 points a game and defensively, we would like it to be less than 40 points," said Muller.
The Spinners play about one home game a month.
The team opens its season on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Faith Community Center. The Spinners will take on the Indianapolis RHI Pacers for two games.
Admission is free.
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