Lately I've been doing all my bragging about the Mathews High School girls JV basketball team on Facebook. It's high time I shared all that boasting here on the blog.
I could talk about this team all day long and not just because #21, my favorite player, is my daughter.
First of all, they are undefeated.
Second, they are excellent--every single last member of the team.
There is no weak link.
Third, they have a great coach.
|Coach Tommy was a freshman at Mathews when I was|
a senior and Middle Sis was a sophomore.
|Another favorite player is #30, Veronica.|
Her Aunt Deidre graduated with me.
|Another reason Veronica's a favorite? I was #30 in high school.|
This picture reminds me of a time when
the entire game hinged on my one foul shot.
We won't talk about the outcome. I might need therapy.
|These games can get downright ugly. Brutal. Scrappy. |
The team is very aggressive on defense (as well as offense).
They are tough. Relentless.
|Being tough means there will be injuries. |
Daughter almost broke her arm.
Our other point guard injured her hand. The other night she played
with it all bandaged up. Tough I tell you.
|With perhaps one or two exceptions, I grew up with the parents|
of everyone on the team. And of course I went to school with the coaches.
|Even though I would love this team for their skills alone,|
the fact that I have this deeper connection to them
through their families makes it even nicer.
This is Reason #98 that I love living in Mathews.
Anyway, that's the behind-the-scenes, Chesapeake Bay Woman take on the Mathews JV basketball team. They are a very talented, well coached group of young ladies with so much potential.