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Top seed Team New Jersey advances vs. Team Ohio

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In the Interscholastic Group 3 final round, No. 1 seeded Team New Jersey won their game with No. 4 seeded Team Washington at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, July 4th. Team New Jersey won 26-20 over Team Washington at the University of Washington’s Marv Harshman Court.

Team New Jersey — representing Moorestown High School (Moorestown, N.J.) Quakers Unified Basketball Team — improved to 4-0 in the Special Olympics USA Games. Two of their four wins came against Team Washington.

Team Washington and Team New Jersey after Wednesday’s game (Photo by Moorestown’s coach Brittany Shields)

Team Washington and Team New Jersey after Wednesday’s game (Photo by Moorestown’s coach Brittany Shields)

The Quakers will now play one final game in this tournament. They will face Team Ohio for the Interscholastic Group 3 Championship.

No. 3 seed Team Ohio defeated No. 2 seed Team New York to advance to the championship game. Team Ohio won 22-11 at the University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena.

The winner of this game will receive medals from Special Olympics USA Games. The game will start at 11:45 am PST (2:45 pm EST) on Thursday at the University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena.

Team New Jersey defeated Team Ohio on Tuesday in pool play. The Quakers won this game 22-19.

This contest with Team Ohio was their closest battle that Team New Jersey has had in this tournament.

This could be the second championship for the Quakers since March. They won the first-ever NJSIAA Unified Basketball Championship, in partnership with Special Olympics New Jersey, at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.

The Quakers defeated Union City Soaring Eagles, 25-21, for the championship. The win gave them the opportunity to advance to the Special Olympics USA Games.

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