Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Oregon Tech men's and women's basketball teams had some 'special' Olympic moments Tuesday night.
None of Coach Danny Miles 1000+ wins have come against the Special Olympians...
"This is about 40 years, so we're zero and 40 right now." Noted Coach Miles. "We played them close."
The Special Olympians have a lot of respect for Coach Miles...
"And what do you think of Coach Miles as a coach?" We asked Special Olympian Joe Huitt...
"I like him."
"He's awesome, he's cool." Adds Special Olympian Sandra Hernandez. "That's why we like doing this with his team every year."
And the Oregon Tech players have a lot of respect for the Special Olympians...
"They hustle, they've got a lot of energy and spirit." Says Lady Owl Kassi Conditt. "I guess that's all it takes."
"Oh, they just play really good team basketball." Adds O.I.T. men's basketball player Austen Flint. "They hustle really hard - they just seem to have our number every year."
The Special Olympians continued their winning streak...winning by the same score as last year.
"Yeah, 73 to 72." Said Coach Miles. "Every year."
But then, sometimes a good lesson in respect, sportsmanship, and how to have fun is even more important than winning.
Tuesday night's game was a non-conference game.
The Owls home to get back on the winning track at home this Saturday night against Southern Oregon University.