day two. first game of the day was the best i've seen our girls play since we've been here. stayed tight with the #2 team in the league, ended up losing by 8. my daughter played pretty well, scored 6, all within about a minute early in 4th quarter. second game was against the top team in the league and it was pretty ugly. clearly both coaches knew the outcome ahead of time, and at the end of day 2 with the playoff round the next day they were clearly trying to get it over as soon as possible. other team mostly played their bench, neither coach used a time out the entire game. two of our starters didn't play because they weren't feeling well, for a while it looked like we would score only 4 points. ended up 50-11. i don't think my daughter scored. she got a lot more minutes than she's used to and was pretty gassed early.
big concerns heading into the day on the boys' side since today it was their turn in our secondary gym which has a narrower court than regulation and very little space along the baselines and almost none on the sidelines. to give you an idea, this is one sideline, the other sideline is even tighter:
between the asshole coaches, a very physical level of play and officials who don't want to call the games tight, we were all worried about what would happen. i spent part of the game with the worst asshole coaches against a team that is super athletic and constantly runs, and it was a bit nasty. the athletic team's point guard, who is really good but sometimes throws his body around out of control, got ridden out of bounds on a layup and ended up having to go to the hospital for stitches with a deep cut on the inside of his lip and another on his gums. the asshole coach tried to control himself by having his assistant standing instead of him (only one coach allowed to stand and to talk to refs under FIBA rules), but soon couldn't control himself and the two of them were up screaming the whole time but the refs are too timid to warn them or T them up. the other site coordinator had to go sit next to a couple parents from the athletic team who were out for the ref's blood. they were riding the ref and he smiled at them when they heckled him, which they (being of arabic extraction) took as great disrespect, while for indians it's how they avoid being confronted as a precursor to the head bobbing. the athletic team had a couple of breakaway dunks which for our (mostly white) conference is a treat. i had to leave before the half to go back to the girls' games, but apparently the asshole coaches' team won in OT, probably because the point guard was missing. i'm pretty sure they got through the day up there without any other injuries or kerfuffles. anyhoo, third and final day tomorrow.
You coin contrarian bro and say shit nonsense like this.