Saturday we hosted Medicine Hat for basketball and SAIT for volleyball.
The Kings and the Queens were beaten by the Hat. The Queens result probably wasn’t a surprise but they competed right up to half and just after. Then they couldn’t find the energy they needed to keep up and the Hat won handsomely thanks to some terrible finishing from the free throw line. The Kings should have won their game based on form, but that counts for nothing in a match and some shocking play when it mattered resulted in an upset.
As for the v-ball the Kings and Queens both won, the Kings came back from 2 down after a pretty shocking first two games and squeaked it in the final game. The Queens didn’t flow as they can but ran out comfortable winners.
The athletes and the fans are what the day is all about but yesterday was also about the organising. PJ was away and he paired me up with Erica, a practicum student. She did really well in getting stuff up and running and conducting affairs throughout the four games. The crowd relations, contact with the teams and security all went very well and I reckon Erica is going to go places.
It’s funny how the perspective of sporting events changes depending on what role you are assuming and also what becomes important alters too.
Everybody did really well yesterday, especially those who put in a full twelve hours.