The Tyler Thorns finished second in the Jon Duncan Memorial Tournament on Sunday.
There were five teams involved in the tournament — one of them being The University of Texas at Arlington’s women’s wheelchair basketball league.
The Thorns is a member of the My East Texas Adaptive Athletics league, a resource for the disabled community who want to take part in adaptive sports.
The tournament included teams from Austin, Houston, Victoria and Arlington participating.
“I think overall the tournament went great,” said Mandy Crenshaw, Thorns team member. “It is an awesome opportunity to have a tournament in Tyler for wheelchair sports. We are trying to open up the community to the fact we are out here and we love to play. We have some players that are college level and ages all the way up into their 50s.”
Crenshaw was honored to have taken home second place for Duncan and her coach, Francis Key.
She was excited for the tournament to be successful and hopes that more members of the disabled and able-body community get more involved with the team.
“I think overall the tournament went great,” said Crenshaw. “We would love to have the community come out and watch us. When we have events, we have something for everyone to do.
The Thorns have been together as a team for a little over three years. They practice from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at First Christian Church.