LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette Spinners kicked off the season Sunday with two big wins.
The Spinners beat the Pacers 42 to 35 the first game and grabbed another 46 to 28 win in the second game.
"I can't say enough about this team. We played with confidence," player James Melroy said. "We did great. We showed heart today."
"I feel that we came out and we played great as a team overall and we did what we had to do to get the win," player Matt Bowman said about the win. "We made great passes, played good defense and made the shots when we really needed them."
Some of the players are new to the game and others have been playing wheelchair basketball before their teammates were even born. Terry Niccum has been in the game for more than 30 years.
"I just love this game," Niccum said about wheelchair basketball. "I've been doing it for so long it's hard to give up and some of these guys are like family. Some of these guys I've played against for the full thirty years I've been playing. A lot of them aren't just opponents many of them are friends."
For Melroy it's a way to stay active and reconnect with the sport he loves.
"I was in a truck accident about three years ago and I wanted to get back in sports, because I always did sports in high school and we got ahold of Lafayette Spinners and they told us to come on out that they needed players, so I'm here and I love every second of it," Melroy said.
Matt Bowman said heading into his second season with the Spinners, he's confident there will be more W's in the books.
"With the new players we have I think we'll just keep progressing and I think every day we'll just keep getting better and better," Bowman said.
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