Our Girl is behind the the girl in white.
Game 1 vs George Fox
I may (may?? maybe only a few hundred times) have mentioned that my wonderful granddaughter is a senior at Colorado College this year. She has started every game for all four years. This year CC scheduled a two game trip to Oregon. They have not played here in years. What an exciting gift to be able to drive to two games.
The first game was Friday night at George Fox University in Newberg Oregon.
The Action Was Fierce and Brutal our girl was double teamed throughout.
What a game. I was amazed the girls stayed for the end. I have never seen so many fresh bruises on a group of young women. CC lost the game, in fact it was one of those games everyone wants to forget quickly. Here are a few pictures from that game, our women are in black.
(RATS. Here I spent a long time making three separate slide shows, only to have three identical slide shows simultaneously mixing
Elbows Fly, white gets away with it. (Home cooking)
the photos randomly. So I will simply show the individual photos until I figure out what, exactly made it not work. Probably something simple that my overly tired brain just didn’t comprehend last night. I knew better than to preview, I wanted to go to bed “thinking” it was a great post. HUMILITY is good for a person. Update Monday Dec 12, 2011)
The Fans were there in support.
Colorado Fans include granddad, uncle, cousins and the pretty lady in the background is her mom.
It was not a happy game to watch. Colorado College Women were simply overpowered by a team that averaged an eight inch height advantage across the board. It started with the tip off, the CC forward is a great leaper at 5’11” by not quite able to out reach their 6’5″ post. Our forward at a stretched 5’4″ had her hands full with a 5’10” guard.
Her Aunt and Uncle came from Seattle, one grandmother's pink coat is in the background, her brothers girlfriend is the dark haired beauty and her father is at the extreme right.
We remained a loyal fan base of about 10 people out of the reported 500 who showed up to watch this game. Colorado never gave up, and they proved they are scrappy, but against a much larger in numbers team with such a huge height advantage, this didn’t have much of a chance from the opening tip off to the final buzzer. The one thing the girls did receive is the largest number and most impressive bruises ever.
(Whew, even though this has not been without technical details, at least it is an improvement.)
Game Two Saturday Night vs Linfield
The Opposition Has Demon Eyes
So moving right on to Saturday night’s game at Linfield College in McMinnville, we had a good game. It was close throughout. Intentional fouls at the end only increased the lead, but the girls enjoyed a good game. They were not badly disappointed by the loss.
Our granddaughter had a total of 20 fans in the stands which included grandparents, aunts, uncles, hometown friends, even friends from pre-school.
The Action was fast, the other team of normal size.
Action, the girls play hard
Women Basketball is a Hard, Fast, and Tough Game
Triple Teaming Luetjen
Luetjen scores from down town!!
Time Out is Called for a Blood, Elbow to Luetjen's Nose
At the foul line Luetjen shoots, it's good.
Nothing but net!!
girls women had a solid game, they were down three with under a minute, the intentional fouls didn’t work out. Linfield women were on their game and didn’t choke. They made their foul shots and won. They get knocked to the hardwood while running full speed. I wouldn’t survive the bounce on the hardwood, they simply get up, try to get even, and continue to play.
Saving the Best for Last
Then the very best part was today, Sunday. We were privileged to host the Colorado College Women’s Team at our house for lunch. They are a group of young women that the college and their parents must be very proud of. In all we had 26 team members, family and friends of Ms Luetjen here. It was an amazing day.
After being up until 2AM and then back up at 7:30 to get the turkey in the oven, I was in a near panic as I looked at my list. Nothing there was difficult, just an impossible time frame to accomplish it. A few minutes later in walked my daughter (among her management job skills is a catering manager at a large hotel). She picked up my list and pitched in. In the next two hours everything was finished and ready, the van pulled in as we put the rolls in the oven to warm. I had even had time to get change from my pajamas and was ready. We were calm, cool and collected and ready to great our guests.
What did we serve? More on the next odd day on our dinner, if you are interested in what I cooked to feed that many. It’s past bedtime for two exhausted hosts. I don’t think I mentioned hubs washed all the windows inside and out, vacuumed and a million other things on Saturday afternoon between shopping for food for the luncheon and leaving for the game. He was amazing, while I worked on food prep and a million other jobs that needed to be done for the house to look like Christmas and “company ready.”
PS. OH Dear! We are exhausted and hubs went into the bedroom…the sheets are in the dryer (I did laundry after I got all the dishes done and the food put away) AND THEY ARE NOT DRY. We may both cry, too tired to deal with this. At least this catastrophe only affects we two. The two who
worked their butts off accomplished nothing short of a miracle to get it done. We need a warm bed NOW!
PSS This is Monday morning. We survived, the sheets were warm and dry and the bed toasty when we climbed in just after midnight. The sun is shining today!!