Thursday, March 11, 2010

SAD BOYS IN BUCHAREST

3 losses today, so dealing with some sad boys tonight. A very young team, four 9th graders - so for you British folks, this was their first tournament day as high schoolers American style. 15 years old. But they won the JV basketball tournament last year as 8th graders (Year 9's) for the network of Central and Eastern European Schools, so they had high hopes. Also two 12th graders, three 11th graders. Now they can only hope to come in 6th out of 7 schools. Don't know which was worse: the trouncing from Bucharest 52 to 27 or the close call with Moscow 41-40. So different from the drama tournaments. Also, a very different energy with an all male group of kids - more subdued. The girls liven things up quite a bit.

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