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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Championship Game

Julie played in the Parks & Recreation 5th & 6th Grade League again this year. She was on the Celtics team and they had one of the best, if not the best won/lost records in the league. The Celtics and the Suns played their way through the league's tournament and were both undefeated as they matched up against each other in the championship game Tuesday evening. The Celtics started slowly, fouling too much and letting the Suns get an 11 point lead in the first quarter.
Both coaches changed strategies during the second quarter to combat their opponent's best players. The Celtics closed the gap to within 7 points before halftime, then let the Suns stretch the lead to 13 point at the break.
Errant shots and missed free throws kept the Celtics behind the entire second half.
Julie played a good game, scoring on free throws and jump shots for a total of 5 points. She pulled down several rebonds too.
The end of the game turned into a free throw shooting contest, but the Celtics never closed the point gap.
The Suns defeated the Celtics 35 to 24 to win the game and trophies.
The Celtics settled for 2nd place medal.
The Edmonson County Little League Basketball players and coaches that came to the game joined each other on the floor for a group photo.

Posted by Dave at 10:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Sports

Saturday, January 12, 2019

J & K Basketball Pics

We left the farm at 8:30 AM & drove to the 5th-6th Center in Brownsville to watch Julie play basketball. We make the 90 mile drive in around an hour and a half most weekends when the grandkids are playing ball. In the summer it is softball/baseball and in the winter it is basket ball. Julie has been playing nearly the entire game most of the time. She jumps center and plays forward during the rest of the game. There are two girls and four boys usually there on her team for the games. The Celtics have won all of their games (4) so far this season. After Julie's game was over we drove to KYROCK Elementary for Kyle's game. His team is the Tigers and Brent is the coach. There are three girls and 4 boys on the Tigers. In this league it is more about teaching the game rules and some skills instead of winning or losing. Brent does a good job of letting each kid have a turn of handling the ball and trying to get a shot. We really get a kick out of watching the little ones learning and making mistakes. Most all of the fans cheer when a basket is made for either team.
Kyle is a bit ahead of most of the kids. He still has a lot to learn though.

Posted by Dave at 6:30 PM
Categories: Current Events, Sports