Matthew waited until it was time to go to his basketball game before telling us his shoes were too small. He’s grown a lot in the last month, but hadn’t mentioned his shoes before, during, or after his Monday practice. At first he tried to wear the white Air Jordans, but at the last minute decided to wear Will’s old silver Nike running shoes.
The bigger shoes didn’t help, as Matthew played listlessly. His coach has him chasing whatever opponent has the ball, which is good training for Matthew. He took two shots, but missed both.
After taking an early 4-2 lead, the rival Green team scored twelve points, taking a lead they would never relinquish. Matthew’s Red team answered with an eight point second-quarter run. This cut the lead to four points, but that was as close as the Reds would come the rest of the way. In the second half both teams swapped baskets. Green scored the last two baskets, to beat Red by a 30-20 score.
Ryan…12 points, 5 rebounds, 8 steals
Chris…10 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals
Blondie…2 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals
Sam…2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, assist
Darryl…2 points, 3 rebounds, steal
Rolf…2 points, 3 rebounds, block
Ethan…2 points, 2 rebounds, assist
Matthew…rebound, steal, assist