Homecourt, The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You’ve Never Heard Of

“But it hardly seemed to bother the players at all,” Larry Needle writes in his children’s historical fiction book, Homecourt: The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You’ve Never Heard Of. “The louder the fans were yelling at them, the better they seemed to play.”

Needle, a resident of Merion, first heard about the SPHAS basketball team about 10 years ago and immediately was struck by their Hoosiers-like story.

A team faced with fans who hated them. A team playing in hostile environments. A team winning anyway. Needle saw all the essential elements for an inspiring story.

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