Basketball rings in Christmas season

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Natascha Mercadante

Scrambling for the ball, Demon boys jump against others for a rebound.

The bleachers are full of screaming Demon basketball fans, a band is playing, prizes are being won and the Demon basketball teams are going after the ball for two 10 minute games. Girls vs. girls and boys vs. boys in a Demon vs. Demon play off. The winners being the away girls team and the boys away team.

This is the traditional season opening game at the beginning of the basketball season, the red and white scrimmage.

The basketball teams are raising the spirit for the upcoming basketball season of  2013-2014.

There were prizes and lots of basketball related games. For example, basketball musical chairs. This is where participants had to make a basket and run to the circle of chairs in the middle of the court. Prizes included wiper blades, drink cards, sunglasses, Visa cards and Wal-Mart gift cards ranging in value from 50 to 100 dollars. The ultimate reward was a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.

Students and fans got to win lots of prizes and get active for the upcoming basketball season.