Saturday, February 28, 2009

Homeschool Basketball - State Tournament Champs!

This weekend was the NCHEAC ( North Carolina Home Educators Athletic Conference ) State Basketball Championships in Greensboro. Last weekend there were two regional tournaments - the West Regionals was in Winston-Salem, and the East Regionals was here in Wake Forest. The top two teams of each level ( middle school, jv, varsity ) from the regionals advanced to the state tournament, so our JV Girls, Varsity Girls, and Middle School Boys traveled to Greensboro yesterday. The Lighthouse MSB faced a bigger and faster team from Asheville, NC, and lost that match-up yesterday afternoon. The Lighthouse JV Girls, which includes my daughter Amanda, followed, playing against a team from Surry County. We played a great game and came out on top, which put us in the championship game against Fayetteville. We had just beat Fayetteville in the Regionals, but had lost two close games to them during the regular season. Both teams came ready to prove they deserved the top spot - but the game didn't start until 9:45 pm, and energy levels were flagging. The Lighthouse girls reached deep and pulled ahead early, utilizing their collection of plays - Itsy Bitsy, Badooka, Wanda, Lydia, Sweet, W, Spread, Alley Oop - and came home with the 1st Place Trophy!!

Congratulations, Eagles!

Amanda was chosen for the JV Girls All-Tournament Team

The Varsity Girls won their first game against Cabarrus-Rowan Co., to advance to the championship game against a powerful Surry Co. team this afternoon. We didn't get to see that game, but a text message this evening sent the news that the Eagles had played hard and came home with the 2nd place trophy. Way to go, ladies!

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