Students join fans at Sixers home opener

By Nina Scimenes
November 12, 2004

Shane Evans

Cabrini students had the opportunity to witness the Philadelphia 76ers home opener game at the Wachovia Center Friday Nov. 5. Although the 76ers lost to the Phoenix Suns 108-98 fans were still enthusiastic to be a part of the season opener.

The office of Student Activities sold tickets for only $25 and included free transportation. These tickets were at a value of $62, and the seats were nothing to complain about either. “I came to get off-campus, and the seats are great, I love them,” Christina Clark, freshman early childhood and elementary education major, said.

Fans were greeted at the door of the venue with free towels that have printed on them, “New spirit. New Attitude.” These towels made the fans feel appreciated for being in attendance. Before the game began Allen Iverson, the team’s captain, had all eyes on him saying a few words to welcome the crowd. His remarks included a promising message, “We are going to play every game like it’s our last.”

During the game the fans got a taste of what the Sixer’s season has to bring to Philadelphia. Their mascot, Hip-Hop the bunny, and the Sixers dancers added to the spirit of the game. “I don’t get to a lot of the games, but I love basketball,” Sean Kalick, junior internet computing major, said.

Iverson was not surprisingly the leading scorer for his team with 25 points, and teammate Kenny Thomas followed with 10 points.

At the end of the second quarter the score was 68-48, with the Suns pulling ahead. The Sixer’s were fortunate to come back in the second half but were dealt their first loss of the season. Despite the loss a spectacular fireworks show immediately followed the game in the parking lot as spectators pulled out of the parking lot.

Don’t hesitate the next time you see tickets being sold by Student Activities. Stay updated by checking online at for posted events planned for the college community.

Posted to the web by Shane Evans

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