Sunday, January 11, 2009

Flight Sweeps Crown Yet Again

Flight swept all four games against Crown Saturday, before a huge gathering of students and parents at King’s Academy. The play was intense, particularly in the JV Girls opener, where the Lonely Five won a close 31-28 battle. The JV Boys cruised to a 53-33 win, thanks to a 25 – 6 second-half run. The Varsity Girls won each the first three quarters, and finished with a 41 – 32 win. The Varsity Boys distributed playing time equally among all ten players, and used a 22 – 4 second-half run to easily put away the Knights 59 – 43.

Crown was quite hospitable, putting on shooting contests, dance-offs, costumed slam-dunking cheerleaders, even adding drummers on the stage. There were plenty of familiar faces taking part. Meg and Q sank three-pointers. Mr. Blair was a crowd favorite, and later Mr. Switzer and Mr. Pratt took part. Michael Woodard put down his cute “David #4” sign long enough to prompt Alissa to try a half court shot. Burgundy-haired Willis led cheers. Elin texted, held Cassie, and rocked black Chucks. Alec was seen in black & red Air Force Ones. Outside it was raining, but the sun was shining in Julie’s world, so she wore shades.

For the second straight day Flight re-created a scene from High School Musical. Early in the varsity Boys game the lights in Crown’s gym shut off, causing a 15 minute delay. Whether any players hustled off to rehearse a play is unknown. During the delay the crowd was treated many Crown and Living Science students dancing to “The Cuban Shuffle” – including Jessica, Heidi, Elin, Julie, Alissa, and yes, Michael. Even Joe’s mom was seen cutting the rug. Adding hilarity, Kevin led Will, Charles, and Matthew through the lines of dancers with a jig of their own.

JV Girls: The Lonely Five played their second full game in eleven hours, and found themselves in a battle. The girls were crashing into each other on both ends, with few fouls called. Emotions where running high. Crown trailed by a point at the half, and led by one after three. Will and Joel’s childhood friend Lila played hard for Crown, shaking off an elbow to the face.

In the fourth quarter Flight outscored Crown 7 – 2. Danielle and Kara each had three, little Hannah blocked a shot, and Victoria banked in a foul shot with 16.9 seconds. Crown made it exciting, hitting a three-pointer with 3 seconds left. A steal and a three could tie it up, but Danielle was able to dribble out the clock for the close win.

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