Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Championship Bid Comes Up Short

As you all know I was pumped for the chance to win another championship in my life. The last one I can think of that I was a part of that had any significance was intramural basketball my third year of college. That was the year 2000! Last night, thanks to east San Jose church league bball, I had the chance to have that same feeling again; The feeling of we came, we saw, we conquered.

But it was not to be.

Things got off to a very good start in the first half. I played the role of the distributor and my teammates were knocking down shots. I probably had almost as many assists in the first half as I had points, which is rare for me. At halftime we were up 30-27.

The second half didn't go nearly as well. After playing a zone against us in the first half, they opened up in man to man, and it worked much better on us. Where we could drive into holes in their zone, their man to man was much harder to penetrate. This led to us settling more for outside shots, which we were not hitting with regularity. I am pretty disappointed in my own offensive output in the second half. My team needed me to score and set them up with good looks. I did that in the first half, but was unable to in the second. We lost the game 59-52.

We were rewarded with a tiny second place trophy after the game. I will keep this trophy in my cubicle at work to remind me of our accomplishment of getting that far, but also to motivate me to better it this upcoming summer season and go all the way!

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