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.

04 February, 2007

Winter Continues

The beloved Wahluke Eagles continue to falter as they dropped a close game to the Grandview Hounds loosing by a razor thin margin of one hoop. Final score 23-21 as the Hounds stave off another comeback by Wahluke.
The Eagles started strong on defense and ran the court well covering both sides of the hardwood. Their defensive prowess kept them close but an uncharismatic scoring drought held the down. Shot after shot bounced off, rimmed out, or just fell short. The Eagles' forward Anthony was also unavailable the first part of the game due to stomach cramps that were tinged with dissatisfaction over not starting.

On a positive note, the rebuilding of the Eagles progresses as Dario (Big D) had his breakout game. His rebounding on both sides of the court helped give the shooters second chances and his own shooting development showed as he lead all his teammates with six points. Librado (Don Vicente) showed promise as well coming in as substitute.

The Eagles made a determined effort the last portion of the fourth quarter. Cout General Oscar (Catfish, Our Proud Cub Scout) supported by Gabino (Pickles), Tony (Fruit Cup), and Alan (Peeky Leeky) played a superb pressure defense. Anchored by Big D, they ran, shot,lunged, and stole desperately working to close the gap. However the clock showed no partiality and the Eagles ended up short.

After the game the players despondency soon faded as they withdrew to a local Burger King for the post game meal. The coaching team met and issued a statement saying in part that the while things look bleak, Spring holds promise.

Dario(6), Oscar (5) Alan (4), Gabino (4), and Eduardo (2)


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