Seniors Hold Off Gassed Old Folks

DSC_3668With 30 seconds left in a seriously competitive game, the Collegiate faculty had the ball, down a point. But they couldn’t penetrate the Seniors defense and with the seconds ticking down Hurley stole the ball! to secure the win.

The seniors put an imposing starting lineup on the hardwood:

Jobin “King Curry” Chandi
Paul “White Chocolate” Mahoney
Jimmy “The Great White Hope” Hurley
Alexis “Runs on Dunkin” McGurn
Shahra “Big Baby” Madison

But the faculty quickly served notice. Dunkin’ Dan Nichols opened the scoring by putting back a miss with a two-handed thunderclap that energized the full house.

But Hurley, Mahoney, Madison, and Chandi kept it close.

DSC_3620Things looked bleak later in the contest for the youngsters when Lonice Kenley, wearing a vintage Oaks uniform and a competitive smile, hit one three-point bomb after another. Donovan Waefler declared himself the master of the paint, swatting away a couple of feeble inside attempts. And who knew John Bain, who made a fashion statement with his socks, could dial long-distance at will?

DSC_3646But the seniors had youth and depth on their side, shuttling in players. Reid Wilkinson canned a bucket. Lucas Brandt drove the lane. The microwave, Hamoudi Musselmani, hit a three.
Blair Hurley, Ann Burns Morrison, Darden Purrington, Tanner Hirschfeld, and Gates Breeden gave their starters a breather.
The faculty just didn’t have the legs.

In the end, youth, of course, was served. It always is.

For more pictures, go to Seniors 27, Faculty 26.




About jimsravesnrants

Jim Morrison has flown barrel rolls with the Navy's Blue Angels (he didn't barf), climbed and slept overnight in a 243-foot-tall redwood (he didn't fall), and gone one-on-one with Muhammad Ali (he didn't flinch). His award-winning stories have appeared in Smithsonian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Private Clubs, This Old House, National Wildlife, Smart Money’s offspring, George, Context, Family PC, Good Housekeeping, Playboy, Biography, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Utne Reader, Southwest Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines, and American Way, the magazine of American Airlines, among others. His web site is

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