Autistic twins lead basketball team to victory

Lubbock, Texas, Matthew and Andrew Reyna – are equipment managers for their Frenship High School basketball team.

The twins,15 are on the autistic spectrum. They had always played sports but once they entered High School they decided to help behind the scenes.

Matthew Reyna told Evan Onstot of CBS News that they are really serious and that:

“We don’t mess around. They don’t have to do anything.”

CBS News report that in Decemebr the twins sadly lost their father who had been sick.

Matthew Reyna said:

“He never said no to us. If he said he was going to do something he would do it.”

On the day their father died the twins walked back into the gym because they had a job to do. They told coach, Shannon Beeles, that they had to take care of their teammates.

Due to this dedication their coaches decided to give the twins a chance of playing on the court in the last game of the season.

Matthew Reyna said.

“I took the shot, got it a nice soft touch and there it was,”

The twins went and scored 15 fourth-quarter points.

Andrew Reyna said that during all the excitement he thought about his father and what he would be thinking

“Probably I think he was thinking,”Gosh my boys are strong,’ and that’s what we would want,”

The full article along with a great video can be seen on the CBS News site here