It was a cold snowy day in central Wisconsin and I was so excited. It was my first basketball tournament of the season. It was our first game of the tournament and I started as point guard. The game went fast and we took turns scoring we would score they would score. They got of head of us in the third quarter. My coach told me to start pressing the other point guard. It was me and her on one side of the quart. The inbounder was about to throw the ball in. Crack…
It was in the beginning of winter but we still had snow. I didn't get a wink of sleep the night befor. I tossed and turned in my bed. I was up and six in the morning waiting for the rest of my family to get up. Once they got up we all ate breakfast. I had a big bowl full of lucky charms. I wolfed it down in .5 seconds I wanted to leave so bad. We left at 7:30 it was an hour drive. We got there at 8:30 as planned and waited for the rest of my team. My whole team got there and we went over plays. Finally it was our turn to play.
Beep. We won the tip and got into our play we got a basket in the first minute. We rush back onto defense and the beat it and score a basket. This was pretty much how the hole game went just back and forth. It was a boring game to some but then… My coach told us to press them. If you don't know what pressing is it's just garding them on your side of the court. I was the only one who was pressing and it was going good i got the ball a couple of times. But then I went for the ball and
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