The 2018 Unified Basketball season is well underway at Mohonasen. The Unified Sports program is a collaboration between the New York State Public School Athletic Association (NYSSPHAA) and the Special Olympics. Now in its fifth year at Mohonasen, the interscholastic sports program encourages skill-building, teamwork and sportsmanship for students with and without intellectual disabilities.
There is one remaining home game vs. Ballston Spa on Monday, May 7 at 4:15 p.m. which will include Senior Night. The regular season will conclude with an away game at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Thursday, May 10. The Mohonasen team is expected to play in finals which are scheduled for May 19 at a location to be determined.
Unified Basketball games feature four eight-minute periods with a halftime skills demonstration that lasts approximately 10 minutes. Players participate at a level that matches each individual’s ability. Coaches are Patrick Petty and Graham MacBeth. Assistant coaches are Katie Bartone and Sue Petrosino.
This year, the basketball team is joined by a new Unified Cheerleading team that performs courtside during the game. The Unified Cheerleading team also provides opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to be part of an athletic team.
Coaching the cheerleading team are Katie Hamblet, Kathy Fiozzo and Diane Blinn.
The following students will be recognized at Senior Night:
- Steven Turnbull
- Matthew Hupe
- Justin Smith
- Alexander Thompson
- Jessica Dynysiuk
- Jourdyn Nicholson
- Asuan Farrell
Come out and support our Unified Basketball and Unified Cheerleading teams!