Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday Basketball once again. Kristie and I missed Ashley's early morning game. But we were ready for the final Saturday home games at A.U.

The girls game we weren't really concerned about. Pfeiffer had a 7-11 record and are 7th in the conference. Still they played tough earlier in the season. The guys were another story. Pfeiffer is 15-3 and only a half game from first place.

We were right about the girls. It was never close. I just hope the last couple easy wins doesn't cause our girls to become lazy in the tournament. The Lady Trojans took control right away and walked their way to a win. 85-59. The good part I guess is the entire bench again got a lot of playing time.

Last time the boys met at Pfeiffer they almost pulled off an upset win. We were hoping to finish that at home. Last time it was a two point loss for the guys. But this time the Eagles had a new strategy. Almost every fourth play the substituted not one or two players but all five. And that went on the whole game. I had no idea they were that deep. Our guys played very hard and kept up most of the first period, but eventually Pfeiffer's plan wore us down and they pulled away to a 25 point lead at the half.

Our gutsy guys came out in the second half, caught-up and actually took the lead, though only by two points. However once again the rotation of players kept the Eagles fresh and our guys finally fell behind again near the end. It was a great effort but they came up short. Hopefully they can win the final regular game at home next week.

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