Thursday, February 5, 2015

Week 3: Team 4 Grinds Out Victory

1              2              F
Team 4                 30           31           61           3-0
Team 1                 33           19           52           0-3

With the 10:30 AM game, we had plenty of time before tipoff on Saturday morning. We would be suiting up six players this week as we were without the services of Justin Perlut and Brian Ramsland.

Playing against a 0-2 team captained by Gabe Clayborne and Josh Settles, we knew that despite their record, they’d come ready to play. They had Joe and Thomas Martin on the squad, two of our former teammates from last year’s highly successful maroon team.

We found out pretty quickly that this game would be no walk in the park, despite them getting an immediate technical foul for having six players on the court (we were all puzzled by what was going on). After the confusion, our opponents came out firing, burying 3-pointers and scoring in all sorts of ways. We trailed 28-16 at one point but closed the half on a 14-5 run to cut the deficit to 33-30.

We came out stronger in the second half, taking control of the game. We really stepped it up on defense and only surrendered 19 points in the half. On a day where we didn’t really hit many 3-pointers and weren’t effective on the fastbreak as usual, it was nice to find other ways to be effective and pull out a win.

Our devotion this week was titled “Reconciliation Up Close”, a study on how the Lord used Peter despite his failures. It was a good reminder of God’s grace and that he is not bitter with us, loves us, and wants us to serve him.

Week 4 is a 8:30 AM tip against Team 8 captained by MB Johnson and __________. Without Justin Perlut (lower body injury) and Vince Bartolome, we will be getting plenty of exercise again with just six players.

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