At wheelchair basketball tourney, fierce game faces can’t hide the exuberance of play

By Anne Blythe ablythe@newsobserver.com February 12, 2017 RALEIGH The clank of wheelchairs colliding and sound of basketballs springing off the Carmichael Gymnasium floor echoed throughout the N.C. State University recreation center over the weekend. Ashley Thomas, founder and executive director of Bridge II Sports, was on the sidelines, watching with pride as two teams competed Sunday morning, racing up and down the basketball court at all-out speed.