Our girls basketball team ended regular season play with an 8-13 record. Not a great outlook going into tournament play for them!!!! Their record did not really give them any credit.....in my opinion anyway!!!! I thought they played really hard this year!!!!! And most of the games that they lost they only got beat by just a few points!!! So having said that I just want to say AWESOME job this year ladies!!!!!
We started tournament play on February 12th. I am going to assume that we were not expected to win(this team beat us both times in regular season play)......but we did....in OT by 1 point!!!!! Oh my gosh.....it was a great game but my goodness I was a wreck by the time it was over!!!!! So that meant we got to move on to the next round.
We got to play again on February 17th....once again they played awesome. My opinion was that Taylor probably played THE best game I have watched her play....don't get me wrong they all played well and Laney had some really good plays too but this was Taylor's nite to shine(my opinion only).....but once again we went into OT.....the outcome.....in our favor AGAIN!!!! Oh my goodness these OT's are going to wear me out!!!! (oh and probably the girls too!!haha!!!) So everybody was so excited for them...ya know when you have a crappy year and everybody just gets kind of down and you don't get a big crowd to come watch and nobody is expecting you to do very well.....and then you do....that is AWESOME!!!! We are going to show them!!!!!
Next game Friday, February 20th....this is the team we want to play, we have a good chance to win even though they have beat us twice in regular season play....I know we can win!!!!
We get there that nite and I am just so excited and nervous for them!!!! Poor Laney...."the freshman" has to start.....she is a wreck!!!! The regular starter had to have surgery on her hand.
My advice to her was to just go out there and do what you know how to do...play basketball, give it your all, and most of all HAVE FUN!!!!!! And she did.....the first half she was one of the leading scorers and she hustled her little....(and I do mean little) behind off.....they were winning and everything was great our team looked like a million bucks....better than they had played all year!!!!!(once again my opinion only!!) HALFTIME!!!! They came out in the 3rd quarter and I think only scored 1 point.....needless to say the other team scored more than one!!!!
So we knew the 4th quarter was going to be crazy!!!!!! I thought oh no not another OT.....but if that is our "good luck charm" then let's do it ladies!!!! Our 4th quarter was better but not great so the out come of this game........was NOT in our favor this time!!!!! But we are so proud of our team and sooooooo proud of Taylor and Laney for working so hard this year. It was so fun to be able to watch both of them play together as a team this year!!!!!! So let's hope this year was just a warm up for what next year is going to bring!!!!!!
I do want to say I am sorry for not having pictures to post but it is so hard trying to watch those kinds of games and try to hold a camera still for a fast moving shot!!!!!