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Redskins Lead Va. Senate To Victory

Portsmouth Sen. Louise Lucas enlisted the help of her famous nephew and two of his friends to turn the tide in an annual basketball game between the Virginia Senate and the House in Richmond, Va.

According to the Virginian-Pilot, DeAngelo Hall agreed to play for his aunt’s team and represent the Senate for the second year. After suffering a defeat last year, Hall called in the cavalry and guaranteed a win before the game.

With help from David Amerson and Joshua Morgan, the Senate overcame a 19-8 halftime deficit and defeated the House, 29-27, at the Siegel Center in Richmond Tuesday, the same day Hall announced his return to the Redskins on Twitter.

“As the second half wore on, the Senate increasingly played their pro athletes until all three were on the court,” Elisabeth Hulette wrote. “With 30 seconds left, Amerson tied it up, 27-27. Then Morgan made two foul shots. With just seconds left, Del. Sam Rasoul of Roanoke tried to take back the lead with a final shot. It rounded the rim, then fell off to one side. The Senate roared.

“It was an incredibly strong game,” admitted Del. Alfonso Lopez of Arlington, “but they did need three Redskins to beat us.”

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ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.