Wahluke Eagles

This blog describes the joys of coaching an AAU basketball team from Mattawa, WA. Our team and town is roughly 90% Mexican. The blog celebrates and describes life in a central Washington town through the eyes of the players and their coaches.

Location: Mattawa, Washington, United States

I work as a School Psychologist in the Wahluke School District. When I am not coaching I enjoy fishing, reading, and riding my bike.

18 February, 2007

Waiting for the Spring

A few of the Eagles sit in the bleachers waiting for the game to start

The Wahluke Eagles are in the midst of their worse loosing streak dropping their eighth straight game to the Wapato Lil Wolves by a score of 40-35. The Lil Wolves lead the majority of the game but the Eagles took the lead in the third quarter but couldn't hold onto it.

Oscar made a valiant effort on both sides of the court scoring 2o points. Laffy Taffy came in during the third quarter and scored 8 points and providing an offensive and defensive spark. He was unable for the first half of the game due to disciplinary issues related to his behavior at practice.

The player of the game for effort was Christopher. His effort on defense kept Wahluke close. He also helped on offense with 3 points. Christopher played with a high level of intensity the majority of the game. He was taken out for few minutes during the second quarter. He played the entire second half never asking for rest and without slowing down.

Jesus continued to show promise scoring 2 points matching Gabino's offensive output. Jesus' ball control and defensive work are improving as well. Tough Little Cookie's development is one of the bright spots of this long winter.

The Wahluke coaches are frustrated by the loosing as well but they place player development and team work over victories made at the price of integrity.


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