Books v.s. Badges

Shelby Brunson and Carson Cashion

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  • On Feb. 2, sophomore Natalie Salem shoots the basketball into the net in the main gym. In between the quarters of the charity basketball game, fans were treated with a showing of baskets from members of the girls’ basketball team.

    Photo provided by: Anna Wesley

  • In the main gym, the Lake Brantley Drumline performs a selection of their cadences on Feb. 2 in between the plays of the game. “Drumline got to have another one of their pep rally-like moments playing a drum circle in the center of the court,” said junior and snare-drum player Ben Evelev.”It was an awesome time and I believe the whole event was worthwhile.”

    Photo provided by: Anna Wesley

  • On Feb. 2, the Lake Brantley teachers’ team advances the ball down the court of the main gym during the charity basketball game. While the men are not on any professional basketball teams, they still used teamwork and excellent shooting to play well.

    Photo provided by: Anna Wesley

  • Lake Brantley teacher Joseph Kreuter races down the court towards the basket on Feb. 2 in the main gym. The charity basketball game was exciting for everyone involved, as teachers got to play a fun game of basketball, while fans got to witness the fast-paced game.

    Photo provided by: Anna Wesley

  • The Lake Brantley teachers’ team plays tight defense against the team of police officers in the charity basketball game in the main gym on Feb. 2. A strong defense needs good chemistry among the players, so the teachers easily played as a team because they were already coworkers.

    Photo provided by: Anna Wesley

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The Seminole County Sheriff’s Department competed against the Lake Brantley staff in a five on five charity basketball game on Feb. 2 in the main gym. The fundraiser, also known as Books vs. Badges was designed to raise money for the band and the Seminole County Police Athletic League.

Books v.s Badges consisted of three events, the basketball game, a three point shootout, and a performance by the band throughout the game, as well as, during half time. In order to enter the event attendees were required to buy a ticket, which could have been done either at the door or bought ahead of time from a band student. Each band member was encouraged to sell at least five tickets, if not more.

“We had to sell tickets and if we wanted to go all out we could sign up to support people by going with the pep band,” sophomore flute player Sophia Jusino said. “Although we didn’t have to sell all five or any at all but it was highly encouraged if you didn’t sell all you just returned the tickets.”

Although the score remained close for a majority of the game the teachers were able to come up with twelve point lead in the last quarter, annihilating the sheriff’s office with a score of 64-52. Making this game fun for the players, exciting for the spectators, and beneficial to the community.

“The game was exciting to me as it was the first time I got to put on a drum and play for a game since marching season, and any chance to play and have fun is an opportunity I love to take,” junior percussionist Ben Elevev said. “As far as the score concerned, the game was relatively close all the way up until the last five minutes or so and it was very entertaining to watch the teachers school the cops.”

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