The Orab Alumni and their fans got together at Orab Gym Saturday afternoon for what is hoped to be the first of many annual men’s and women’s alumni basketball game held during the Thanksgiving weekend.
In the women’s game the gold defeated the Orange 39-32. Kristi Chapin Punt led the winners with 12 points. Amy Vanden Hull Mitchell scored 8 points with Becca Fischer hitting for 7. Brittany Boerhave led the Orange with a game high 14 points. Laura Ledger Schwarz added 8 points.
In the men’s game that followed the shirts defeated the jerseys 114-74. Josh Van Kekerix led the shirts with 13 points. Nate Oostra hit for a dozen with Justin Kuiper netting a dozen on four three-pointers. James Gradert netted 11 with Ben Van Kekerix and Blake Koedam adding 10 points each.
The jerseys were led by Nathan Van Gorp and Matt Dykstra with 15 points each. Van Gorp had a pair of threes with Dykstra going 6-of-8 from the free throw line. Also in double figures were Jordan Dykstra with 11 and Chris Balster with 10.
There was one father son combination as Nic and Matt Meendering both took part in this year’s alumni game.
Admission to the game was a free will donation with all proceeds going to the Orab boy’s and girls basketball programs.