Busy Girl's basketball team just played a barn burner.
They won by one point (after blowing a 7 point lead), which is fantastic for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that the other team from their school won, too.
Let's just say it would be good if Busy Girl's team kept up with that team's record or better. Good times are ahead, because we actually play them (the other team from our school) in a regular game later in the season.
Anyway, the opponents today were from a school not really known for putting delicate girls out on the court.
When Busy Girl got the ball on a breakaway and was going for the layup, one of those not-so-delicate girls gave her a two-handed shove in the back, and, she went flying through the air several feet (I'm not exaggerating, it was that hard) and landed on her face (she's OK).
The entire gym, including the opposing fans and parents, let out a collective "WHOA!" that could be heard out at the concession stand.
Busy Girl got up and made 1 of 2 technical shots, carried on, and, totaled 9 points for the game.
In the line after the game was over, Busy Girl stuck her hand out and said, "good game", and, the girl slapped her hard enough that it left a red mark on her hand and lower arm. As this girl walked away, Busy Girl heard her say to her teammate, "I hit her again."
I have no idea why this kid wasn't thrown out of the game in the first place, but, that's not up to me.
Busy Girl, however, wants to write a letter to the school, and, with her coach's permission, that's fine with me. I'm sure the coach will take care of anything that needs taking care of on an administrative level, I didn't get to talk to her.
I overheard Busy Girl composing the letter out loud to herself: "Dear (name of school): I am writing about the jackass on your basketball team"...
I didn't say a word.
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