Jack played in his first JV Rec Basketball game of the 2009 season. They played against Our Lady of Assumption (White). All of the games this year are played at the Our Lady of Assumption school in Carmichael.
The Eagles won by a score of 30 to 6. Jack played the first and third periods and had 2 points on 1 for 6 shooting. He missed a couple of fast break lay-ups and had a couple of jumpers bounce off the back iron. Jack had a couple of nice assists. Jack was also very disruptive on defense. The other team did not score a point while Jack's group was on the floor.
Unlike the Little Dribblers of the past four years, this resembles real basketball. They play four 6 minute quarters. There are two referees for the game. They call fouls and shoot free throws.
The Eagles dressed 11 players. Jack played shooting guard or 2 with the first team that includes Joe at 1, Andy at 5, Jake at 4 and Connor at 3 with David substituting for Connor. Jack was a little frustrated after the game. His and Joe's game are very similar. Typically, they have played them on different groups in past years. I am interested to see how this group plays together over the course of the season, particularly against a more competitive team.