The Weekend of Lots of Youth Basketball

Friday night Eric went downhill skiing for the 1st time and, of course, loved it.  He had been invited by his buddy Jack.  He needed to take a lesson and stay on the easy slopes. so he didn’t do much skiing with Jack.

Saturday morning HP Gold played two basketball games in the Rome League; v.s. Oneida and v.s. Oriskany, winning both games.

Saturday evening we went to play volleyball in Remsen, unremarkable except for the fact that we were playing on women’s height nets and I took a ball to the glasses and forehead by blocking above the net.  The glasses gave me a patterned cut across both eye lids and forehead, rendering me looking like a face-tatooed StarTrek character.

Sunday morning HP Gold played a team from Utica at the Jewish Community Center.  It was challenge for the boys as they had not played ‘stealing off the dribble’ and it took a while to adjust.  Some boys wilted under the pressure, but Luke relished it.  Eric played well, scoring 8 points.  At one point he made 3 consecutive shots.  I was pleased that he used a little pump fake on two of his shots – making one of them.

Below: Luke, Marquis, Eric (with the ball), Caleb and Trevor.