It was like we were living in one of our best dreams. The parents were like 50,000 fans at the NBA game 7 of the finals in Cleveland vs. Golden State. The other team was upset they lost are we congratulated them and shook hands and told them good jobs which really it was a really intense game the whole way though. We had won the game and made an amazing comeback probably the best comeback in 7th grade is basketball history if you ask me. The ride home from the game that night was special I ask myself if I thought I could pursue my dream of basketball is yes I thought so.
We finished the season with one loss and we went into the tournament with our first game against Republic and we won pretty easy. We played against Bothwell in the final in Marquette. I was really nervous as I can remember and it was really hot in the gym. The game started and we were up by 4 at halftime. The second half started and it was close all the way to the end.
Four years ago I never thought that basketball would come to an end. During my freshman year I thought that high school was endless, and senior year seemed like a distant future. Last Wednesday brought me back into reality, and showed me that the end is near. It was the District Semi-Final game, and of course we had to play McBain for the third time this season. That day we had an overall good feeling about the game, but there was also this nagging sensation that volleyball may repeat itself.
I was getting frustrated, we won the header from their cross my teammate won the rebound and he saw me open so I started running through the wing. He sent a through ball to me, I knocked the ball forward. I was already a problem for the other team because I took on their defense so easily. So every time I got the ball two players came to me. So I always had to pass quickly, but luckily I knew how to get open.
Ten seconds is when the offensive player has 10 seconds to get past half court or if it takes longer it’s the other teams possession. Over and back is when offensive team gets ball, but they go into defenders half court when they have the ball. Carrying is almost the same as double dribbling. The player can’t put their palm of hands under ball and they can’t carry ball in one hand for long time or the ref will call them for traveling. Lane violation is when the offensive players is shooting a free throw.
Players running up and down the court. This was the craziest game of this season. End of the 3rd quarter, everybody is tired. The game is tied 129-129, and the 4th quarter begins. Madison is exhausted, but that doesn 't stop her from playing the game.
Our fullback was back after suffering a knee injury in our first game, and our wide receiver was back after being sick for the past week. I was so ready to play I just knew we were going to roll right over our rivals. I’d never been so wrong in my entire life. The game started off decent enough. We won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball first.
Just one super day or hour or even just one great play that is seen by just one coach or even a friend of a coach could lead to a full-ride college scholarship. If you can jump out of the gym, believe me, the coaching world will hear about you. Campers should arrive at camp in tip-top shape. The coaches will give little attention or time to a player who is out of shape. At least know and use basic basketball skills.
Basketball 4th period 3 seconds on the clock, the games tied 24:24. I come dribbling down halfcourt trying to shoot and I get fouled by the other oponent. The buzzer is on and l only have two shots for the foul. I struggle as I try to shoot missing the first shot, the second shot comes as I breathe heavily and I release the ball and hits the backboard. The crowd gets quiet as I shot.
My heart was beating a thousand times a minute I was thrilled. I was starting to gain confidence in myself and in my game. About 3 months later our winter practicing began on the way there my dad told me, “No matter what happens out there, just remember it's about having fun.” As I came into practice I was greeted by the familiar faces that were at the tryout. The first thing we did was throwing with a partner. I was with my friend from basketball so I wasn’t nervous to throw to him.