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So after a week off I played Basketball last night… and we lost.

The game was going so well, we were matching them point for point. Mark and Steph were in there with a couple of three pointers. Coba (pronouced Choba) pitched in a few baskets and Simon even scored one for the team.

Down to the last 15 seconds of the game… we’re in the lead 45 – 44, they’re racing down the court ball in hand eager for that last mad dash and shot all we have to do is keep them away. Stave off their approach… they’re in the key, about to take a shot and our number 7 attempts to block and makes contact with the other player. Barely a touch, but still a foul.

A foul in the key means they get two shots… and the buggers didn’t miss, two shots, one point each puts the final score at 46-45, they win. Number 7 hangs his head in shame…

Oh did I mention that I’m number 7, which means I pretty much lost the game… although he was in the key and taking a shot, who knows, maybe he would have missed that one!

Stephan’s E-mail below – Click “Show” to read.

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Good Morning all,

The latest news for the Basketball team might have some of you cringing with pain… up to last night the first time basketball team have has only the single win…

Last night started just like any other game, the team suffering a blow, earlier in the week, with one of the teams foundering players retiring with a season ending injury, I would like to thank Ted Anderson for is support and willingness to be apart of the Burbank basketball team. Thanks Ted.

Having only 5 players taking the court last night and the opposition having only 4 players we started the game falling behind by 6 points early. Slow but surly we started staging a come back and hit 8 points in quick succession to be only trailing by 2 points, the game was a see-sawing battle from start to finish and at half time we were down by a single point 27-26

The second half saw us take the game by the ball and hit the lead by 3 points, again the second half was much like the first with the both teams trading baskets… having only 1 point between us for most of the second game. With a minute left we were up by 3 points and we stared to try to take the game to a slower pace try to run same time off the clock back as we took an open shot we miss and the ball was quickly moved back into your defensive half, and them scoring 2 points to by with in 1 point again…

The game went down to the wire us not scoring the next time down the court and being put on the back foot again. They had 1 last shot at stealing the game with about 15-20 seconds left they tried for one last charge. A drive to the basket resulted in a foul but luck for us it was before he had shot so was only a side ball. Trying to waste time I held on to the ball until the 4 sec mark and was made hand the ball back to the opposition. With time left we knew that they had time for one last shot and they took it getting fouled during it sending them to line after the siren.

Trying to put them off didn’t help any, they hit both free throws wining the game by a single point 45-46

I would like to congratulate the team for the best game we have played to date, scores are as follows:
Steph – 19points
Coba – 13points
Mark – 7points
Simon – 4points
James – 2 points
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