June 01, 2017

Close Match Up Between UCPD, Students In Annual Basketball Game

For the third year in a row, members of the UCPD and UChicago’s Student Government, squared off on the hardwood in a friendly, but competitive game of basketball.

The game, consisting of two, 20-minute halves with a brief halftime, was recently held at the Kovler Gymnasium at the University of Chicago Laboratory School. The UCPD team jumped out to an early lead, but the Student Government team chipped away at it and eventually pulled ahead late in the second half. With only a few minutes left in regulation, the UCPD team regained the lead and held on to win 48-42.

The match up featured impressive skills from both teams, including a cross-over move by a member of the Student Government team that tripped up his defender sending him to the floor, as well as the successful completion of an alley-oop by the UCPD team.

UCPD Community Relations Officer Jerone Thadison, who helped organize the game, says the annual event allows the students and the officers a chance to get to know one another on a personal level.

“The Student Government team allows any interested student to play, which gives the students the opportunity to find out more about Student Government, and it allows us to build relationships with the students as well,” says Thadison. “Every year the game gets more competitive, but it’s always a great event that the officers and students seem to really enjoy.”