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Big day of sports at Brockport for Senior Day and "Stick it to Cancer"

February 16, 2019 08:07 PM

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WHEC)- It was a big day for sports at the College of Brockport on Saturday, as a local graduate had a senior day and the school's gymnastics team raised funds for for cancer patients- and honored a young girl fighting cancer herself.

First, the women's basketball team. It was Senior Day for the Golden Eagles, and the lone senior was Rush-Henrietta graduate Emily Nestler. She was honored prior to the tipoff against Cortland. 

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The contest got underway and the home team jumped out in front quick, as Zaria McCoullough kicks things off with a jumper from just inside the arc. Later, it was the woman of the hour's time to shine, as Nestler got ahold of it and put a score away from inside in her final home game of her career.

Brockport would end up winning 60-45.

Downstairs, meanwhile, the Brockport Women's Gymnastics Team hosted Cortland down in their gym. They also were hosting their "Stick It To Cancer" event.

The team had raised and donated funds to the Golisano Children's Hospital. They also invited five-year-old Emilia Lindsay, her seven-year-old sister Avery, and their parents to the meet.

Emilia has been battling Leukemia for the past two and a half year, but is now in remission. She served as an honorary team member for Brockport on Saturday afternoon.

"So we were contacted by Golisano about the vent today, and we wanted to come out and support it, because they're supporting Golisano, where my daughter was treated for two-and-a-half years," says Dan Lindsay, Emilia's father.

"It's very special, during the month in the hospital, the nurses and doctors were amazing and through the two years of outpatient treatment we couldn't have expected a better relationship with them, so it's great to be out here helping them help the hospital." 

The Brockport women won their final home meet of the season by over six points. 

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