January 29

The Championship Game

Beeep! Sounded the buzzer. That sound marked the end of the semi finals game and the start of the championship.

I was very excited for the championship game. We worked very hard to get there and were not going to give up now. Our warm up was quick but clean, making almost every layup and jump shot. Our passes were nice and firm right into our teammates hands. Finally, it was time.

We were playing the Hill Country Cougars, our rivals. The referee blew the whistle signaling that it was time to start. The first quarter started off bad. Really bad. Before we knew it, the score kept rising up for the Cougars. By the end of the quarter, the score was 17-2 Cougars. Our coach said to change our defense and offense for the next quarter, so we did. It started off slow but started to build. We kept getting point after point after point. By half time the score was 17-14 Cougars. We had stopped them from scoring at all that quarter and added lots of points to our score. What coach told us to do worked. In the third quarter we closed the gap even more to a 2 point game. The start of the fourth quarter was good, until we became tired. We were only making a few shots while the Cougars couldn’t stop making shots. By the end of the fourth quarter we knew we would lose but wouldn’t stop fighting. We made a little bit of a comeback but lost by 11 points.

Overall I thought it was a win. We got to come out and play basketball with our friends. We even made it to the championship. Even though we ended up losing I thought that we had a pretty fun time doing it.

November 19

Basketball

I was so happy that I made the basketball team.

I put in a lot of hard work to get through tryouts and make a team. I practiced every day after school with my friends Patrick and Lance. We would practice layups, jump shots and even one on one tournaments for about an hour every night. My hard work had payed off because I made B team. I hadn’t played basketball since second grade and somehow, someway snuck by the cut of 26 people.

I’m really looking forward to learning and practicing basketball skills that I learn from our great coaches. I can’t wait to play in our first game against Lake Travis Middle school. I really hope my first middle school basketball game will end up in a win, but most importantly, I want to have lots of fun and a great time with my friends.