The Salem Seminoles dedicated Friday night's boys and girls basketball games to the families and children of Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, the site of a mass shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead.
Girls basketball Coach Rochone Dillegard said "Our coaching staffs were having a discussion and one of our boys basketball coaches said it'd be really something special if after the Christmas break we could have a night like this in memory of the victims and families of Sandy Hook.
"We definitely want to honor them and those families and victims."
Boys basketball Coach Noah Harrell said, "The day that it happened, we actually had a game that day. We were in the locker room talking. Basketball, this is secondary. Your life and things outside of here are the big picture. We want our guys to understand they need to look at themselves, look at their lives, and understand there's more than basketball.
"We wanted to have a rememberance for them, the victims, and have our guys come to an understanding that there is more to life than basketball."
The girls team ended up beating Apalachee 56-31.
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