The Middletown High School’s boys basketball team is copy to read. I believe that of the 351 Division I college basketball teams, only a few have the characteristics that the Middletown team has. Middletown’s great season developed because of work, which is something that they did every day; character, which is something that many teams do not have; attitude, which will help these young people get altitude; teamwork, which all great teams that are successful have; outstanding coaches who push the team in a great way; and perhaps the most important one would be great parents, for their support.
Middletown obviously was sad to lose the game, but it was as close as a step, a few seconds, or a ball not going in the basket. How many other schools in Maryland have been lucky enough to be in this situation, to have a victory or loss decided in a few seconds?
The Middletown basketball team is an example of how sports help develop habits that students need to enter into the next phase of their lives.