Ignite Your Game Tournament
April 12 & 13, 2008
Delaware PAL Wildcats 10U
April 15, 2008
by Jim Charles
Saturday… 8:30am…. Won 22 – 15 vs the host team Sparks
Saturday… 11:00am…Won in overtime….24 – 15 vs
We were up 15 – 4 when we couldn’t hit the broad side….of anything and they chipped away to tie the game near the buzzer. In the overtime we played our famous “full-tilt bozo” press and dominated the overtime 9 - 0. Dominated is a relative term….after all, they are 10 years old.
Sunday…..12:15pm….Lost to an 11 year old team %#$%&^^ - 20. Hey, we scored 20 without our top scorer netting any points! Plus, we scrapped ferociously….again, all relative.
Mariah Lopez scored her first points of the spring with a jumper near the arc. Think she was thrilled?
Sunday…..2:45pm….Lost 36 – 22 vs the Ravens (Baltimore)… We were evenly matched and played a close first half but wilted in the second. Mostly as a result of having played the energy-draining “full-tilt bozo” defense a considerable amount of the time.
Natalie Mason 10
Alyssa Irons 25
Marissa Aviola 12
Caelyn Brabson 33
Danielle Krawczyk 30
Jasmyn Parker 3
Mariah Lopez 14
Anna D’Eramo 11
Alexandra Heverin 24
Tiffany Wilson 55
Julia Dimarco 20
Elizabeth Marcin 32
Ayanna Thompson 31
We are 2 – 4 overall, but we do not keep score or stats of any kind and we focus on teaching, having fun, making friends and building confidence and self-esteem.
Mariah Lopez looks to pass.
Natalie Mason dribbling with both feet off the groud! (How does she do that?)
Julia DiMarco takes it hard to the hoop. Awesome skills for 10U!
Julia again from slightly farther out.
Anna D'Eramo displays some nice athleticism and ballhandling.
Julia DiMarco with the ball. Looks like she doesn't appreciate the Blaze player getting so close.
A Blaze player puts up a shot. Danielle Krawczyk (#30) jockeys for rebounding position with #20 of the Blaze.
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