I mentioned in my last post that the younger three started basketball this season. Jane and Sydney played in the 5th grade division, because a few girls on their team are in 5th grade. Casey assistant coached the Wildcats, and while the season was fun, they ended up with a 2-6 record.
Regardless of the team's record, everyone gets to participate in the end of season tournament. On Saturday, the Wildcats played two games, winning both and beating one team that they had never beaten. This put them in the championship game on Monday night. The anticipation of the game was so fun. You would've thought we were playing for the NBA finals!!! Casey got in some last-minute teaching with the girls before the game; Graham just got a bonus lesson!
It was an intense game. At one point the Wildcats were down 6-1. It was not looking good, but by the beginning of the 4th quarter, we were tied 6-6. Two more baskets for the Wildcats, one more for the Wings, and the Wildcats won 10-8! They won the championship!
I love that Sydney ran first to her sister!!!
After shaking the other teams hands, it was time for trophies! Everyone was so excited (and maybe a little shocked!)
I can't say enough good stuff about Casey coaching the team. I love it!
It was such a fun night, and I am reminded of how fun kid sports can be. There are so many lessons involved, in winning and losing. But, it sure was fun to win last night!