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Jaguars Try Wheelchair Basketball in Exhibition

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AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) -

We're less than a week away from the start of college basketball practice, but tonight the Georgia Regents University Jaguars hit the court at Christenberry Fieldhouse for a very special exhibition game.

The Jaguars hosted the Augusta Bulldogs, a local wheelchair basketball club sponsored by Evans based Champions Made From Adversity.

Both teams used specially designed wheelchairs to keep level the playing field - but even with the height advantage, the Jags lost 44-13. Which made it a humbling experience in more ways than one.

"They thought it was going to be easier than it looks," GRU head coach Dip Metress said. "They got out there and struggled a little bit but they had good spirits. I know they're going to be sore tomorrow from rolling."

For Augusta Bulldogs player Damion Peyton it was nice to catch the Jags off guard.

"They weren't expecting the speed or the chair mobility," Peyton said. "It kind of threw them for a loop in the beginning."

GRU Freshman point guard Keshun Sherrill was humbled by the Bulldogs perseverance and skill.

"It's a great inspiration," said Sherrill. "They don't have legs but they work as hard as we do. So it's a blessing to play them."

 

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