Our class team this year has become very important to me. We already had two games: basketball boys and basketball girls. Ever since this the first game was about to start, I became very serious about this matter. The boys lost in the game with 3-D and it really affected me. I still remember what Nicolle said after the game, “You guys lost in the game but in our hearts, you’re still the winners!” We, girls, said that we’ll just do our best to win during our game and that game will be for the boys.
November 19, 2010 was the day I have been waiting for. That day was our school’s Clean-Up Drive, in preparation for SLU’s Centennial celebration and that day was also allotted for our basketball game versus 3-D.
The night before that, I had a personal problem that almost broke my heart. I was so down that night then my parents even added up to my problems. My mom forgot to get the jerseys shorts and my dad scolded me again about our class team. Tears fell down my face that night. I was really hurt! I love my section too much and I’m serious about this stuff. I got discouraged and I lost hope and energy to play.
The next day, the day of our game, I still not okay. I felt the tears ready to burst out of my eyes but I prevented it to happen. I don’t want my mom to see me crying first thing in the morning.
When I reached school, I was still thinking of my problems. Last night, I decided to talk to one of my classmates because I know he can help me a lot and he might solve my problem. So today, I talked to him and there, my tears bursted out non-stop. I was really hurt but at least, I knew the truth.
While we were playing truth or dare inside the classroom with our adviser, Mica called us. She said it’s nearly our time to play. I really felt nervous!
I came in during the second quarter. Gosh! “This is it!”, I said to myself. I don’t know what to do but I’m really trying hard to position myself where I know I should be.
During the listing of the players, I really don’t want to join because I don’t know how to play but I did it! I was able to shoot! Man! I’m so proud of myself! After that great moment of my life, I heard my classmates shout my name. It really made me smile. Before and during the game, I wasn’t confident enough because we had a training twice but we, girls, weren’t able to train because we were incomplete and another thing is, I don’t know how to play basketball. I was really worried because it might turn out to be a fail but it didn’t! I can’t get over it every time I think of it.
The final score was 6-10. We didn’t expect that we will win this game. Gosh! I’m really happy because we didn’t let the boys down. We promised to train hard for our next game and it makes me really excited just to think about it. This was an awesome experience for me being a third year student of SLU-LHS. 🙂