Saturday, November 22, 2008
Take me out to the [basket] ball game
Last night was opening game for the Lady Rebels so we were in our usual mid-court season ticket seats. It was an early game at 6, so I got treated to a hot dog and coke for dinner, followed by popcorn! We have some new members who are very promising, and one of our great freshman players is back from last year. She was top scorer, plus an upcoming new "Armintie" who made an incredible number of steals and shots. Bianca is a great 3-pointer, so we are looking to a better year than last year. Alas, we still struggle under the new coach as they have yet to find their cohesion as a team. Amusingly, Renee (our new coach) stamped her foot and threw a little hissy fit at one point last night--now there is some role modeling for you. Upshot was, we beat University of Memphis, but if we had opposed a team who had any skill at all, I doubt the outcome would have been so good. Memphis could not seem to make a basket, with their team taking wild shots that rebounded so forcefully our team could pick them up and then go score. We play Texas in a couple of weeks and I am guessing that is not going to be a pretty picture.