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Visit to Boys & Girls Clubs Caps Florida Trip

Visit to Boys & Girls Clubs Caps Florida Trip

VERO BEACH, Fla. – After a week in Florida that included winning the FAU Holiday Classic tournament, the Yale women's basketball team ended its trip on a high note Wednesday -- with a visit to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County in Vero Beach, Fla., where the Bulldogs put on a basketball clinic for 150 local children.

The clinic lasted more than an hour and included various drill stations where children could work on their dribbling, passing, rebounding and shooting with members of the Yale team. The event concluded with a question-and-answer session that was highlighted by one boy, at his request, getting the chance to go one-on-one with a Yale player (junior guard Roxy Barahman (Calabasas, Calif.), Yale's leading scorer, won).

The Bulldogs had been in Florida since Dec. 26. The trip started in Boca Raton, where Yale won the FAU Holiday Classic by beating Saint Louis 58-52 on Dec. 28 and North Carolina A&T 59-49 on Dec. 29. Following the game on Dec. 29 the Bulldogs relocated to Vero Beach for the remainder of their trip.

The Yale women's basketball team makes a point of trying to schedule "home" games for every player on its roster, and this trip brought junior forward Megan Gorman (Vero Beach, Fla.) back to her home state. Prior to Yale Gorman played for Vero Beach High, where she helped the team win a state championship in 2016. During this recent trip the Bulldogs held two practices at Vero Beach High's gym.

Yale, which has a 10-5 record so far this season, returned to Connecticut Wednesday night. The Bulldogs' next game is Jan. 18 at Brown.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity