Keene captures Unified basketball championship
Keene players, including Tomi Ingalls, near left, hugs Zoe Temple, as the team celebrates its' NHIAA Unified Basketball Championship win over Stevens, 31-23, at Southern New Hampshire University. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
“We won the game, but Stevens won too,” said the coach. “You don’t know how wonderful it is to sit and watch these kids play. It’s a joy for me.”
Keene led 15-8 at halftime and 23-8 after three quarters before Stevens outscored the Blackbirds 15-8 in the last stanza.
Tyler Erickson, on 8-of-21 shooting from the field, amassed a game-high 17 points for Stevens. Emily Root had four points and Ben King accounted for the other two points.
Erickson led Stevens with eight rebounds, followed by Kai Kleyensteuber with six. Brendan Corrigan had a game-high 10 rebounds for Keene.