These are warm-up shots that were taken before a game a couple of weeks ago on my cell phone, thus the quality, or lack of.
This is Sarah’s first year of playing organized basketball and she’s playing on a team of girls who've all played before. Over the weeks she has continued to improve.
Tonight the substitute coach (her coach is out of town on business) walked up to her before the game and told her she was going to be playing a lot that night (she usually only gets to play for a few minutes each game).
Sure enough, within about five minutes into the game Sarah went in as a substitute. Shortly after she went in a teammate passed her the ball near the baseline. Sarah turned around, shot and scored her first basket of the season! She also got a steal, which was really awesome because you could see she was watching where the other player was going to pass it. Sarah moved into place and snagged the ball and passed it right away to the team’s point guard, Elena.
Of course, the most important part is her team won 40-22. They all played really well. The Crushers, Sarah’s team, were incredibly aggressive on defense and tonight a ref said there seemed to be a jump ball every 30 seconds. All the girls are doing really well and improving. They lost their first two games, the first one by one point and the second one by two. They’ve won four since, by pretty big margins and lost a pretty lopsided one, too (every one of those girls were strong players and amazing shooters).
They’re great kids and it was fun to see Sarah’s teammates so excited for her tonight, going out of their way to congratulate her on her game. One of her teammates scored 16 points. Another one was her usual dervish self on the floor stealing the ball every instant and throwing up an impressive frozen rope. All but one player scored (that player almost did though).
Way to make your parents proud Sarah!!!
These are pics taken a few weeks ago at Olympic High where Sarah's team got to scrimmage with another team during half-time of the Oly girls senior varsity team.
We were pleasantly surprised to see Lindsay there (her jr. varsity team played just before the senior varsity) rootin' on the Olympic Trojans!
After Sarah's scrimmage she got to come sit with us and enjoy watching the much older girls play.
Lindsay painted Apollo's face to show team spirit for the Trojans. She even took him over to play on some of the snare drums of the band members. Apollo was in HEAVEN! Peek-a-boo Honeybob... 8-)