Well, we had our first game last night and the results were not up to par. In fact, I may end up running a few liners tonight to pay for missing a free throw near the end of the game.
Our opponents, "Sons of Kemp," were not the most athletic bunch, but they did have a couple guys who could shoot. While I would not have said that after the first half when we were up 18 points, I would definitely say that after non-athlete #37 drained 6 threes in a row. I'm not sure if I'm exaggerating because it felt like he hit 15 in a row. This small hairy white guy was shooting like Craig Hodges (love the Craig Hodges reference, don't you?)
We still had multiple chances to win, and it didn't happen. Missed free throws and missed opportunities were a common theme near the end. Eventually the game was tied 70-70 with .9 seconds left. They were taking the ball out under our basket. After throwing the ball the length of the court, the ref (you know, not the one next to the play, but the one on the other side of the gym) called a foul on us. After missing the first free throw, their most athletic player #30, hit the second shot for the win.
There is no way we should have lost the game, but we became run down and stopped giving the same effort that we did in the first half. Hopefully, everyone used this game to shake the rust off, and we'll play better next week (if I had to predict, I'd say we will.)
Now we have to wait until next week to redeem ourselves, and I'll be haunted with visions of the "Sons of Kemp" draining three after three after three after three- AAAAAH!