The Nazareth (Brooklyn, N.Y.) girls' basketball team will return to the court on Wednesday night for the first time since the death of coach Apache Paschall.
According to the New York Post, a pregame tribute to Paschall will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to a 7 p.m. tipoff against against Archbishop Molloy (Queens, N.Y.). The Nazareth girls are planning to wear their road black uniforms to express their mourning.
Paschall died on Jan. 3 after a series of health issues, including skin cancer.
Tickets to the game cost $5 and proceeds will benefit the fund for proper services. A wake is scheduled for Friday, and the funeral is scheduled for Saturday. Donations can also be made here.
“I’m excited to be back on the floor, playing the game Apache loved to coach,” West Virginia-bound senior point guard Darius Faulk told the Post. “We can finally get on the floor and play hard for him.”
Nazareth (3-0) is the No. 2 team in the POWERADE FAB 50 national rankings.