On Saturday, I took a break midway through my painting project to head to the YMCA for Isaac’s basketball game. Here’s a little history on Isaac’s team: They lost their first five games. They tied the next three games. So heading into Saturday’s game, they hadn’t won a game yet (although, the last few games have been extremely exciting). We all wanted to see our kids win at least one game this year, and we were quickly running out of time as the season ends this coming Saturday.
Here’s a recap of the game. Isaac sat out during the first quarter of the game. At the end of the first quarter, the other team was winning 2 to 0 (what a defensive struggle). Isaac entered the game as the defensive center; by the end of the half, the score had ballooned to 4 to 2 in favor of the other team. Isaac continued to play the rest of the game at center. Towards the end of the third quarter, Isaac had hit a long basket (from around the free throw line) to make it 6 to 4 or 6 to 6. The parents were all beginning to wonder if this game would finish in a similar fashion to our first eight games. We were in for a surprise. Suddenly, our team (the Jazz) came alive. Isaac hit three or four more shots from “way outside,” and another kid hit a lay-up. When the final buzzer went off, the Jazz prevailed 14 to 6. This may not sound all that exciting, but I can assure you that this was won of the most exciting basketball games I have ever attended.
This week, we finish off the season against the only undefeated team in the league. While that seems a bit scary, I think our team is up for the challenge.
Until the next post, come fly with me…