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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Tonite began the Mississippi Valley Invitational Tournament. While Mississippi Valley Christian school is our arch-rival, we started out the tourney playing Pana. Pana is our newest rival. In VB, we kicked their butts. In BB, they kicked ours. Literally. They are a very aggressive, in your face but in a Christian kind of way (like that's possible???) I'm sure they thought they'd walk all over us but, at the end of the first half, we were only down by one.
During the 3rd quarter, they pulled away and, at one point, led by more than 10. As the fourth quarter wound down, we pulled closer & with less than a minute left, we were only down by one point. Pana played the clock & just passed the ball around, never trying to shoot, just wanting to run time out. I finally understood the ploy of fouling the other team when this happens. We'd foul, they'd inbound & pass the ball but not shoot, we'd foul and it would repeat.
Finally, we go to the point that they had to shoot free throws once we'd foul. The guy missed, we got the ball, drove it down the court & we SCORED!!!! We are now leading by 1 point w/less than 8 seconds to go. It appears the clock runs out & we won!!! We're screaming & yelling & jumping up and down when the other team says they called time out! It is determined & they put 2 seconds on the clock. Yikes, that's enough time for them to maybe get a shot off. But wait, the officials are mistaken. It's .2 seconds. They inbound, the clock runs out & WE WIN THE GAME!!!! You have never seen 8 boys so excited. The rest of the tourney is going to be tough but, at least we beat Pana!!!!
Sometimes, you just need grease & salt. I worked today. I'm filling in while the kids' lunch lady is recovering from shoulder surgery. It may be for a couple weeks, maybe a couple months. But, i was tired, I needed a drink (42oz coke for $1.19) and, while I was waiting in the drive thru, the fries "spoke" to me. Yum!!