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Team visit broadens meaning of Scott's squad

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Teamwork • Summerland Bobcats girls basketball team members and coaches visit assistant coach Scott Leisy while he was receiving a chemotherapy treatment in late June at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill. Leisy said the girls have been committed since the first day. "They put on the blue and go play. It makes it easy," he said.

Scott Leisy admits he was surprised when 22 members of the Summerland Bobcats girls basketball team and three co-coaches walked into the chemotherapy room at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill during a June therapy session.

"Surprised, but I wasn't surprised," the Clearwater Public Schools educator said. "It was good to know where their hearts are. To see them show up wasn't out of character."

That sense of character and community support aren't lost on Leisy, who was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in 2018.

"We have phenomenal kids. Their visit was very much appreciated," he sa...

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