March Madness was in full force at Durgee Junior High School March 6 as the school's eighth-grade teachers challenged the school's ninth-grade teachers to a friendly game of basketball.
This is the fourth year that the school has held the game as a fundraiser for local causes. The eighth grade teachers, defending their championship status, won the game with a score of 72-65.
A pep rally was held earlier in the day to promote the game and to increase school spirit. The school district's winter drum line performed after leading students into the gymnasium. After the players for each team were introduced, they threw T-shirts and basketballs out into the student crowd.
The game raised about $2,000 dollars. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Coaches vs. Cancer, and part will be donated to the Uhrig family of Baldwinsville, in memory of their daughter Rebecca, who passed away on March 1. She was a second-grader at Palmer Elementary School.
(From left) Guidance counselor Christopher Marciniak, along with students Adam Lauko, Claire Monnat, Stacy Tooke and teacher Kristen Filipski, present Anthony Richmond (back), director of Coaches vs. Cancer, with a donation of $1,200 from the faculty basketball game held March 6 at Durgee Junior High School.