High school basketball and an extremely busy work schedule have completely consumed my days and nights these past several months. Nearing the end of the regular season, the Mathews Lady Blue Devils are second place in the conference, with only two losses to
Although the team has played well all season, lately we're suffering slightly because several key players are out with injuries and illness. Above, the three under the basket not suited up are all injured. Two are guards who help Daughter push the ball up the court.
Last Friday was the last home game and also Senior Night.
We'll definitely miss these young ladies next year.
There are two more games this week before we move to the conference tournament. At least one of our injured players should be back in action by then, thankfully.
Daughter has managed to juggle her schoolwork with this rigorous basketball schedule. She played three games last week, was worn out after each one, and showed me a report card that had A's and only one B. She said she's (for now) ranked first in her class of 106 students. She's also been working as a ref for the county's youth basketball league on Saturdays and catching up on sleep when she can.
How in the world she manages to do it all and do it all so well with a (mostly) positive attitude is beyond me.
I'm extremely proud of her.