Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 327: A weekend of victories in the Southland

So what does a loving couple do to celebrate 22 happy years of marriage? We fly to LaLaLand to attend two basketball games. We are nearing the end of the PAC 10 regular season and our final two away games were in southern CA. The Friday evening game against USC in the Galen center was a nailbiter. We only led by two points at the half. Then there was the awful moment when our highest scorer Nneka Ogwumike crumpled to the ground coming down on her ankle. She lay without moving for what seemed forever. Then trainers helped her limp off to sit out the rest of the game. Our hopes for a national championship title held in her fragile hands. But we won that game by a slimmer margin than anyone would have predicted. Two days later our team had to face #9 in the nation UCLA Bruins. I must say we were afraid our time was up. Nneka was in street clothes but walking around wearing a special orthotic shoe. Toni Kokenis stepped up and played an inspired game. We breathed deeply as big Red won pulling ahead to outscore UCLA 67-53. This was the best anniversary present we could have had. As I write we are in LAX awaiting our flight home. Jeanette Pohlen gives an interview after the game. She is our rock.

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