Narrative About Basketball

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When I was in the 11th grade, I played in a game that would change the opinion that I had of myself. Basketball was a huge part of my life growing up. I started playing when I was in the 6th grade and continued to play every year until I graduated from high school. I never believed that I was very good at basketball. I started that day just like I had any other day. My alarm went off at 6am, and then I woke up and went downstairs to eat breakfast. After finishing my breakfast I made my way back upstairs to get ready for the day. I had packed up my basketball bag the night before to ensure that I do not forget anything. As it was nearing 7 o’clock I went downstairs to wait for my bus. As the day went on I could feel myself becoming more nervous. …show more content…
So going into the second quarter we knew that they would start doing a full court pressure. It’s our ball at half court, and Katie threw the ball in to Bethany. She dribbled to the three point line and threw the ball to Lisa. She tries to shoot the ball but the other team hits it out of bounds. The ref called it as our ball. Katie called the play “red robin”, and we stacked under the basket. When she hit the ball for us to break, I ran to the foul shot line and she passes to me. I dribbled in for a layup just as the other girl jumed in front of me. I make the shot, and hear the referee blow the whistle. A foul is called on her, and I get one foul shot. We line up, and I was given the ball. I can hear the crowd cheering, and I try to focus on my breathing to calm my nerves. I dribble the ball twice, hold the ball up, and shoot. Swoosh. Nothing but net. I couldn’t help but smile to myself. The second quarter went on just as the first one did. We went back and forth on being in the lead. When the buzzer sounded for half time the score was tied at twenty-four to …show more content…
Our coach came in to the locker room and explained what she wanted us to do in the next half of the game. We all made our way back out onto the court to do a few warm-ups. We have a little over nine minutes left until the third quarter. For the first five minutes I spent my time shooting the ball at different spots on the court and doing a few layups. I then over to the bench and sit down to have a few minutes to think about the game. I tried to do this in every game that I played in, this helped me to calm my nerves. As I watched the other team do their warm-ups I see one girl that has been on the bench the whole game. I had never seen her in any of our other games that we had played against this team. As I watched her she was only shooting three pointers, and she had not missed a single one. I look over at the clock and we had thirty seconds left of half time. I stood up just as the rest of the team was coming over to the bench. Our coach gave us one last pep talk as the buzzer

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