Fans support ASU and white out cancer

UCPC hosts t-shirt swap before games to raise cancer awareness

By Henry Mahome
On February 13, 2015

Photo by Marsalis Mahome: With a nice crossover, Leila Jdily-Ezzad creates enough separation to
drive to the basket.

Photo by Marsalis Mahome: Amanda Weaver, the Belles leading scorer this season,
drives to the basket against her opponent. On Feb. 4,
Weaver was selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic
All-District six team.

Fans dressed in white leaked through the gym doors Wednesday, Feb. 4 to “white out cancer” and support the Rams and Rambelles.

The Rams have been going strong for three months and after the White Out game they have a 14 game win streak.

This time they faced off against West Texas A&M, winning in a close game with a final score of 77-68.

This would be the first time since their streak began that the Rams did not win a double digit game, though they were close.

The Rams and the UCPC organization recognized cancer awareness a little early, seeing as the season is almost coming to an end and cancer awareness is still a few weeks off.

A total of 500 white t-shirts were waiting at the door for incoming fans and students to be swapped with an old shirt. The shirts read, “Our team can beat your team but we can all beat cancer.” Fans were also handed posters and told to write a name of a loved one who had fought the battle with cancer.

“I enjoyed the game and the white out for cancer awareness theme,” freshman, Keil Potts, said. “I always see pink but this was different for a change. It just lets people know that there is more cancer than breast cancer.”

The Junell Center was blanketed with white shirts and posters. At half time there was cancer recognition those who beat cancer and a moment of silence for those who were lost. Tamara Laney and Jane Johnson sang the Star-Spangled Banner in unison, allowing the crowd to reflect on those that had been lost and those that fight for our country.

Once again the two lead scorers were Chris Jones and Demario Mayfield. Out of the Rams 77 points, 32 of them came from inside the paint with almost half of that being second chance put backs.

The Rams play home on Friday, Feb. 13 against the South Dakota School of Mines at 7 p.m.

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