This weekend was our conference tournament in Bowling Green, KY. We have 2 girls’ teams that participated, 14 U and 18 U. This is the first year for us to have a 14 U team and they came into the tournament as the #1 seed and undefeated in our conference. They swept the tournament and won in the Championship game by eight points.
Our 18 U team is in the second year of our program, and they also came into the tournament as the #1 seed. They played the only team that had beat them in the regular season in the Championship game. We had lost by 4 points in our first matchup, and we won by seven in the following matchup. This game was going to be a battle. We were up by only a few points at half time. By the end of the third quarter our team had blown the game open, and we were up by thirty points and never looked back winning by twenty-five points. We left the tournament with no losses and two conference championships.
Our team’s philosophy is that we have the power to create our own story this season, but it is “our story for His glory.” Our players operate out of a culture of JOY (Jesus First, Others Second, and You Last). We honor God both in victory and defeat. Our job is to play the hardest and the best that we can, have a Christ like attitude toward teammates, the other team, and the referees, and be gracious in victory as well as in defeat. We either win or we learn. He blessed us in these games with victories and now we offer praise back to Him! God is good!