Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring League Basketball

Sarai and Carmen are playing spring basketball. They are playing through the Shamrocks league. Sarai has played for this league for 3 years now. Carmen decided she wanted to play more competitive basketball than was offered through our town.

Spring basketball is played by tournaments only. When each team is entered in a tournament there are 4 games on the weekend; 2 Saturday and 2 Sunday. It does become a challenge when Sarai's team is entered into a different tournament than Carmen. Carmen is also playing travel soccer this spring as well! We have many days where we are traveling the whole state for sports!

Sarai is a versatile player. She can play any position, although she prefers wing. When her coach asks her to play she steps up! He really appreciates that in her. The team played a tournament on April 9 and 10th and won every game. this is what the coach wrote about Sarai when he commented on how everyone helped the team: "versatility, down low and on the wing, taking the ball out, flashing to the middle, dribbling, passing".
She is playing with many of the same girls as she did in the past two years. They are from Northboro, Westboro, Shrewsbury and Worcester. Sarai's team is very good this year. Their record is 5-1.
Here's a picture of her coach and the team. Make note of the contrast when you see Carmen's team!

Sarai's defense:
Carmen plays a wing player too. In her last game she had two great steals! Here's steal number one. Carmen's team is made up of all 6th graders. They are a great team. I believe their record is 5-1.

This is steal number 2. Carmen was able to get between the other players trying to pass it over the half court line and get the ball. Carmen is being fouled here, but the ref never called it.

Carmen's got control and command of this steal.
In the clear and no one is close to her. She uses her great speed to push the ball down the court on her fast breaks.
This is part of Carmen's team. Her coach and the players she played with last Sunday. Carmen's tournament was on April 17th, and 18th. I loved how the girls sat up on the top of the bleachers while the other half of the team played.

There will be more pictures to come as both girls have 4 more tournaments before the season is over.

1 comment:

  1. Carmen and Sarai are much more versatile athletes. I only have one sport.