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Students defeat faculty in Hoops for Haiti charity game

Published: April 8, 2011
Section: News

Students won the 2011 Hoops for Haiti face-off against the faculty Monday night, 49-42, in the second annual charity basketball game organized by the Brandeis Haiti Initiative.

The students made a comeback from last year when the faculty won a close victory, 37-31, led by coach Professor Jerry Cohen (AMST). But this time faculty and staff coach Senior Vice President for Communications Andrew Gully struggled to keep up with the students, who were led by several varsity players and coached by Ryan Fanning ’11 and Allen Karon ’91.

In a repeat maneuver of last year’s eventAssistant Dean of Student Life Jamele Adams faked an injury and hobbled off the court early in the game. Women’s basketball coach Carol Simon ran down from the stands, took her place and put on the “Human Thunder” jersey. Adams came back quickly after his “injury.”

The faculty team’s top scorers were Mike Vella and Cary Weir Lytle.

Proceeds from the game will be donated to ETE (Empowering Through Education) Camp, Hope for Haiti, Partners in Health and Japanese earthquake relief efforts.