Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Upward!

AB and Pita started playing Upward basketball this month.  I missed Pita's game but I'm sure she is as big a superstar as AB.
Back in the day, we called it church league.  My team, First Baptist, always got their tail handed to them by Mt. Zion Baptist.  Always.  But now, they have Upward, which is a nationwide program.  In Pita and AB's age groups, they are focused on learning the basic skills and rules of the game. 

They started the game by playing music and announcing each player's name as they run from the tunnel.
Just like professionals!

AB (#11 in blue) attempts a shot!

The basketball magician of the team was Pita and AB's cousin, Lily.  She scored 22 of their 24 points!

I'm looking forward to seeing Pita play too!

5 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Basketball stars in the making.... I know you hate missing ANY of their games. Such cuties!!!!

Lots of rain up here. Guess you've heard. We had freezing rain last night and this morning but it's just plain rain now... Flooding in Townsend and many places in East TN.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I imagine the girls will have a great time playing basketball in this league.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great shots! I hope you get to see a game soon.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How exciting for them....and for you, the best Auntie in the world! I never played basketball but it looks like so much fun.

Mental P Mama said...

Love this! Going to a BGA basketball game this afternoon...do we know any of those refs? :)