Jack's basketball team played its first game of the 2008-2009 season. They are playing in a three game tournament at Holy Cross starting tonight and running through Sunday. The Eagles played St. Roberts.
Games in this tournament have four 7 minutes quarters with a running clock, except in the last minute of the game where the clock is stopped for out of bounds and fouls. Jack played the second and fourth quarters. In 14 minutes, he was 5 for 9 from the field for 10 points. Jack had four rebounds, four assists and one steal. He had a number of very nice passes.
Jack's class has 21 boy and 14 girls. Eleven of these boys are on the basketball team. All the boys on this basketball team are athletes and they are all very competitive. Additionally, Jack's team has a good mix of types of players. They have four taller boys that can rebound, they have three or four boys that can handle the ball and have some middle sized kids that are good shooters. Everyone of them can run the floor.
They ran St. Roberts out of the gym. According to Jack, the score was 56 to 5. The scorer stopped putting points on the scoreboard once they got to 32. The game was not even as close as the score. The other team lacked a strong player could dribble the ball and create opportunities for other players.
It is going to be interesting to see how the team responds when they run into a more competitive team.