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Contestants battle for first in Wellness Games

Chris Laney lines up his shot during a round of the competition sponsored by NE Wellness.  Photo by Kami Myles/The Collegian
Chris Laney lines up his shot during a round of the competition sponsored by NE Wellness. Photo by Kami Myles/The Collegian

By John Garces/sports editor

Chris Laney lines up his shot during a round of the competition sponsored by NE Wellness.  Photo by Kami Myles/The Collegian
Chris Laney lines up his shot during a round of the competition sponsored by NE Wellness. Photo by Kami Myles/The Collegian

Amos McCluney shot his way to victory in the NE Campus free-throw contest while Brandon Bachemin came away with the win in the 3-point contest last week in the NE Gym.

Despite no trophies or hoopla for the winners, the participants had a good workout and received prizes for their efforts.

McCluney made 15 of 20 free throws to top the competition.

Bachemin tossed in 12 out of 15 3-pointers to lead the field of 11 who participated in the afternoon event.

The event was part of the NEW (NorthEast Wellness) Games.

More importantly, the event served as a way to draw interest in the intramural basketball league competition, which will begin soon.

The free-throw contest saw the participants shoot 20 free throws each, with the highest percentage of made shots winning.

The 3-point contest saw the shooters take 15 shots, 3 each from set points on the 3-point line.

“I’ve been playing basketball since I was 15,” McCluney said.

Bachemin said, “I just came out there and started shooting around.”

The top finisher of the women who participated in both events was Danielle Mettler, who hit 13 out of 20 free throws and 5 out of 15 3-pointers.

Student participants received a choice of T-shirts, coozies, towels or water bottles.

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