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Grandmothers In Moore County Hoop It Up On Basketball Court

Posted July 6, 2001

— A group of grandmothers in Moore County are giving new meaning to living life to the fullest. They are spending their summer, hooping it up on the basketball court!

They are light on their feet, quick with the ball and not afraid to mouth off on the court. They are the Granny Bearcats, but do not let their ages fool you. These grandmothers have game.

"We're just a bunch of girls up here having a good time," says Bearcat player Charity Comer.

The Granny Bearcats won second place in the state national games. Later in July, they will have a chance to take a shot at national gold.

"We just thank the Lord that he's given us the health and strength to come out and play," says Bearcat player Edwina Britt.

Preparing for the national championship has been tough. The Bearcats practice three times a week for an hour and a half with frequent breaks in-between.

"I think they think when you get to be a grandmother, you're supposed to sit in a rocking chair and twiddle your thumbs," Britt says. "We're proof you don't have to sit in a rocking chair."

The Granny Bearcats are between 66 and 68 years old. Their national championship game will take place over the weekend of July 20 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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