Friday, March 13, 2015

Week 6: Team 4 Gets Past Undermanned Team 6

Team 6             66
Team 4             74    6-0

Going up against a solid squad captained by Steve Carter and Jeff Huang, we knew we’d be in for a battle. With some solid shooters and strong big men, including 7-footer Jonathan Pratscher, we would be in for a challenge. However, Pratscher missed the game with a back injury, and our opponents only had five players for this 7:30 AM tilt, our first of the season.

The last two years, we’ve been accustomed to playing shorthanded, but today we had seven guys. We came out hot, knocking down shots and building up a big lead early.

However, as has become a bit of a pattern this season, we let our opponents creep back into the game. Their point guard Fidel probably played his best game of the season. Not only was he knocking down 3’s, but he was also completing some crazy finishes at the hoop. After a huge lead early, the game was about even at halftime. 

In the second half, we played better and eventually pulled away for the victory. Our opponents were forced to play with four players for the last three minutes after Steve Carter out (which we weren’t sure if he really had five fouls). Even though they only had four, they kept it interesting and even cut the deficit to five in the final minute. But it wasn’t enough as we hung on for a 74-66 win. 

We had a good devotional titled “Why Does God Want Our Worship?”, a great reminder that there are many ways to worship the Lord. It’s also amazing how God doesn’t need our worship, but he takes delight in our worship of him. We also talked about why it’s important to intentionally prepare for worship and to be worshiping the Lord at times other than in church.

The allure of the smell of bacon was too much for Billy, Brian, and Vince as they decided to hit up the Men’s Breakfast in the Cornerstone Café. It was a good time of excellent food (eggs, bacon, sausage, doughnuts, etc-THE WORKS!), worship, and a panel discussion about issues facing men today.

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