January 27, 2010

Norwell 58, Luers 42

The Lady Knights move to 17-0, defeating Bishop Luers 58-42.

First Support, then a show

In a show of solidarity for injured Luers senior Shelby Gruss, both teams wore matching T-shirts brought by Norwell and the two teams posed for a picture wearing the shirts before the game.  Gruss was injured in a snowboarding accident in Ohio three weeks ago and is partially paralyzed in a rehabilitation hospital in Indianapolis. The Gruss family is from the Ossian area, and many of the players from each team know one another from AAU basketball. Shelby Gruss' brothers attended Norwell. 

Norwell's compassion also came from having gone through a similar situation last year with the graduated Haley Chaney, who was injured in an auto accident and had a serious brain injury and did return to the court.

"We don't wish that upon anybody because you know what it is like," Thornton said.

Good job on all fronts, girls.

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