Port Aransas Marlins basketball team played their first home game Monday night after their gym suffered severe damage from Hurricane Harvey.

At the game, the stands were filled with individuals who were cheering on the hometown team. The fans called the game a victory in the long journey to get the town back to normal following Harvey. The school's brand new basketball court suffered water damage and needed to be replaced.

The fans describe Monday's game as the best homecoming for the entire community.

"I think its a start to getting back home again," Nona Hendricks said.

"Think its a rallying point for the whole community pulls them all together," Wayne Johnson said.

"It means everything, four months ago we had our hearts ripped out, getting basketball back in our court it means the world to the community," Principal Jim Potts said.

Port Aransas played the Victoria East Trojans and won 61-43.

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