Saturday, February 12, 2005

What a rotten loss

We had another game today. This one didn't turn out quite as well as our last one. We didn't shoot well at all, but we did play good defense, and were ahead by one under two minutes left in the game. They took the lead with thirty seconds left. We had a chance to take the lead, but missed our shot. They got the rebound. As soon as they crossed over into their court we trapped and stole the ball. Ta'Whan, one of our point guards, saw that there was five seconds left, and headed towards the basket with one defender behind him.

In practice it would have been a simple layup. Not quite the same circumstances today. Half of our kids were crying when the game was over. There wasn't much we could say. We were all pretty stunned, to have come so close yet lose. I felt bad for our kids, and especially for Ta'Whan, but I figured that any great clutch player has had a moment when they failed in the clutch.

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