All signs point to one supportive mom

February 18, 2019 11:37 PM

SPENCERPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Section V basketball tournament starts this week and with that comes a big change for one school in particular.

Northstar Christian Academy made the jump from Class-C to Class-A this season.

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And with the change in class on the court comes the addition of something special in the stands.  

On the court, they're one of the highest scoring teams in Section V, but even with the all-time leading scorer in the history of Section V boys basketball, the most recognizable image at a Northstar game is in the stands.

"You never know what to expect with my mom," says Northstar senior Michael Brown.

From bragging about defense to nicknames for the players, Jackqulyn Brown, mother of twin seniors Michael and Miles Brown, has a sign for that and it all started with a touch of laryngitis.

"So rather than me try and yell and worsen my voice even more I decided to get the signs," says Jackqulyn Brown.

And her kids on the court are fans of their mom in the stands.

"Every time we score or make a great defensive play she's in the crowd making noise with her bells, raising her signs," says Michael Brown. "Seeing your mom up there gives you an extra bit of motivation."

"She played basketball in high school, she really knows the game," says Miles Brown.  "She watches the game and tells me what I can do better on the court."

And no matter the outcome, all signs point to one proud mom.

"I'm mom and they're my babies," beams Jackqulyn. "This is my last opportunity to cheer them on, to be their number one cheerleader here at Northstar Christian Academy."

Northstar is the second seed in Class A and their first game is Saturday.

Mrs. Brown said she's planning a new sign for sectionals but added that we'd have to go to the game in order to see it! 


Rich Donnelly

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