Friday, December 31, 2010
Day 277: The Joy of Victory
The world is taking note: Stanford's women stopped UConn's dominance in women's collegiate basketball last night in Maples Pavilion. It was a resounding victory 71-59 with Stanford leading for the entire game: all 40 minutes. UConn NEVER got ahead. This hasn't happened to them in two years. It was a feeling of great expectation and jubilation with a sold out crowd cheering on the big Red. The real heroine of the day was Guard Jeannette Pohlen, who scored 31 points and with a steely resolve and serious face was the game's stalwart. Not only did she score all of her free throws it has yet to be noted that she ended the game without a single foul. Her kind of dedicated play is a wonder to see. I am fortunate to be part of the greater Stanford family. It was thrilling to be part of this historical game.