Monday, June 11, 2007

High School Basketball in June

My friend and I went to Shawnee, OK over the weekend to watch my nephew play in the Faith 7 Basketball Game at OBU. It was a fun trip for us as we got to talk uninterrupted for the 3 1/2 hour ride and also got to see some of the "all star" graduated senior ballplayers from Oklahoma and Texas. My nephew who is 6'9" and 230 looked a little small around at least one of the other players from Oklahoma! The extra 15 pounds the other guy carried was impressive! The game was interesting to watch...lots of showboating, but not so much that the game suffered. I only saw one really blatant ball hogging moment, but there could have been more. The Oklahoma team won, and my nephew scored at least 12 points for them.

Gyms are HOT in June, even with air conditioning. Perhaps that's why the regular season is played in the winter...

I took this particular friend with me since she was a former high school star herself...all 5'1", 98 pounds (probably less in high school). Back in the days when girls only played half court, she was a monster guard, and could steal the ball from anyone! She has been a special friend ever since I moved to the metroplex...she has boys around my boys' ages and has graciously shared her family with all of us over the years. We were without grandparents in the area and her mom and dad would watch all of our kids for us if we needed to do something after school. Extra grandparents are such a bonus. My kids were blessed, and so was I. Thanks Memaw and Pepaw!


Janie said...

Sounds like a good trip - and you got to watch the tallboy play!

Janie said...

You've been tagged!