On a night when Bishop McGuinness debuted its new gym, Daniel Orton brought the house down. Before Friday's basketball game against Tulsa Union, Orton joked with teammates that he was going to bring down the rim. With 48.5 seconds left in the game, Orton, the Irish's junior center, was fouled on a dunk attempt. The ball bounced out of the rim, but the rim — and a shower of safety glass — came pouring down on Orton as the capacity crowd went wild. McGuinness was ahead 64-54 when the shattered backboard ended the game. It wasn't immediately clear if the game was a final or if the game will be completed when the teams meet later in the season. "When you go up, you usually hear the rim snapping back, but this time I just heard the glass crack and then you look around and see it all over the place,” Orton said after getting treated for numerous cuts. "That's just an amazing feeling,” Florida coach Billy Donovan was on hand to watch Orton. While Orton was in the training room getting treatment, McGuinness students and other fans scrambled to pick up pieces of the backboard. Many snapped photos of shattered backboard and even of Orton receiving treatment. Afterward, Orton went to a local hospital to get his cuts examined. "That's something else,” McGuinness' Ryan Randolph said. "You never expect something like that.” Orton's backboard-breaking dunk try put the finishing touches on opening night at the Irish's renovated gym, which cost $4 million. Earlier, the McGuinness girls lost to Union, 56-45. But it was the boys' game that drew the most attention. In addition to Donovan, University of Oklahoma players Cade Davis and Tony Crocker watched the game. Irish players said the difference was not only seen — it was heard. "It's an awesome place,” McGuinness girls player Mary Beth Renz said. "It's so much louder than the old gym.” By the time the boys game started, the building was near capacity. McGuinness athletic director Gary Savely said the gym holds about 1,500 people, about 50 more than before the renovations. The school raised $4 million in private funds to renovate the gym. The school explored the possibility of building a new facility but the tradition of the old building and its location led to the renovation project. "It wound up being best to stay in the same building,” said athletic director Gary Savely. After the school completed a new education building, its athletic facilities became a focus. While the games were the focus of the night, the other additions to the facility are just as important, Savely said. The facility gives the Irish a practice gym, a new wrestling room, a training room and expanded coaches offices. "It's been a long time coming,” Savely said. "It's well overdue, but it's been worth the wait. "It's a great, great facility.” McGuinness' teams didn't have much preparation time for Friday's opener. The gym was only recently finished. The teams toured the facility earlier in the week, then shot balls there Thursday. A trophy room just off the lobby had a large case that sat empty. "We didn't even have enough time to move the trophies over,” Savely said. The Irish were just happy to have a home again after spending much of the first month and a half of the season on the road. The boys practiced at a facility in Edmond. The girls practiced at a neighborhood gym in Oklahoma City. All of their games before Friday were played on the road. Now, McGuinness will play the majority of the rest of its games at home. The Irish host Western Heights on Tuesday, then the McGuinness Classic boys tournament begins Thursday. The gymnasium project isn't the only recent construction benefiting McGuinness' athletic programs. The football facility recently underwent a facelift that included significant upgrades in the weight rooms and coaches' offices. The next project, Savely said, is a renovation of the football stadium's facade, which will include new concession areas. That project will begin shortly and will be completed well before the start of next season.