This game started out so well. The Warriors jumped out to a 8-1 lead. This game was scheduled earlier but had been cancelled because of bad weather. It was rescheduled on short notice for a saturday afternoon. We were missing some of our players and others were unable to play because of injuries. In other words, the bench was VERY thin.
The other team was composed of mostly large 8th graders. Our guys played very well, but they wore down as the game progressed.
At the end of the first quarter we were still up by 3 points.
T-Bob didn't play in the first half. We had a weird thing that went through our family. We weren't nauseated or anything but we had bad stomach pain for a day or two. T-Bob was in the midst of this ailment on saturday when this game was scheduled. Our bench was so thin that the 5th graders even got to play some.
At half time, we were down by 2.
This little guy thought he was going to play a game of basketball with the teams shirts and skins. He was obviously on the skins team. His sister put his shirt on him and he immediately ripped it off. He was very determined!
His Mom came down and put his shirt on and insisted that he keep it on. He was not a happy camper and put on a first class temper. Mom won! Good for her.
T-Bob decided that it wouldn't hurt any worse to play than to sit on the bench. He got up and in the game. He was moving a little slow, but he got going faster the longer he played.
At the start of the second half, we had four of our starters in the game. They were worn down as they really missed having T-Bob in the first half. They had to play harder to keep up.
By the end of the third quarter, the team was down by 7.
The other team played rough. The refs weren't calling many fouls. The other team was always hanging on our guys, hitting, slapping and holding. The guys were pretty frustrated. They kept a good attitude and didn't retaliate. Our league is not blessed by great refs. If they were very good, they wouldn't be reffing junior high basketball. :-)
This was the final score. I think both teams were glad when this game was over.