3rd Grade Girls Team — Before the game, I talked to the girls about all the key offensive & defensive principles to remember. We went out & warmed up. The referees blew the whistle, the girls instantly forgot every principle we talked about on offense. I think the sheer adrenaline rush of 10 girls on the court was enough for everyone's short-term memory to be completely blotted out. The good news is that we remembered how to play defense. We ended up winning 20-11. The girls had a blast.
5th Grade Boys Team — Before the game, the boys seemed to be tuned in for the most part. We headed out to a quick 5-0 lead. Then our defense completely left us for the rest of the first half. After being outscored 14-2, we were down 14-7. The second half was a different story. We held them to 1 point for the entire 2nd half until the we tied it at 15 in the last minute of the game. Unfortunately, we gave up a late basket and lost 17-15. But the boys still had a great time.