Sunday, February 26, 2012

Two Games, Two Towns, One Day...

Now it's getting down to crunch time for basketball season. Which means I'm bouncing all over the place, much like I do in December, but not quite as long a road trips. On Friday, we had the Region II-1A girls basketball tournament here in town and Wylie was playing in the Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock that night.
In Abilene, Hamlin was playing Muenster in the regional semifinals. They had made it this far last year and lost in the same game last year. So they were hoping the results would be different this time. The first quarter was pretty tight, but then in the second quarter Hamlin went cold and was having a hard time with Muenster's tight press. Hamlin ended up losing the game in the same round they lost in last year. With a tight schedule I was only able to shoot the first half of the game, but luckily I was able to get a few decent shot before heading out for the 150 mile drive to Lubbock for my next game.
In Lubbock, Wylie was in a familiar spot, playing Shallowater, the same team they played in this round last year. It was kind of a weird game, Wylie's star player, Peyton Little, struggled in the game only hitting five field goals. The rest of the team though picked up their games and played really well, with four players finishing the game in double figures. Despite Little's struggles Wylie still ended up winning the game easily. Ironically, the "bad" game she had, she still ended up with 20 points going 9-10 at the free throw line. Setting them up for a rematch of last year's regional championship game with Kennedale.




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