Buzzer Beater

Errrrrrrrrr. The buzzer went off just as Bradley shot the last shot of the game. He was sure that when the ball came out of his hands, it would go in. Swoosh! Nothing but net! All the parents in the bleachers started screaming. Bradley’s teammates all went piling on his back cheering him on. He knew that not only did he win the game; he also booked their team a ticket to Tampa Bay, Florida for the 6th grade little league basketball championship game. Bradley loved telling that story day in, day out. However, that was last week. He needed to focus on how to help their team to victory on Fridays’ big championship game. He was excited. His team was excited. Even his parents were excited.
Practice was today. This would be the last time that they would meet until the game. Coach thought they didn’t needed this practice. But the only star on the floor last game was Bradley. The team needed practice more than Bradley because they were facing last year’s champions, and the only team they had lost to all season long.
Today was Thursday. The plane flight was booked for today at noon. The team probably has already left to go to Tampa because when Bradley woke up this morning, it was 1p.m. sharp. He called his parents and they were on their way. When they got to the airport, the plane had already gone. He had to wait for the next flight which was in 2hours. Later on. The front desk said that all flights would be cancelled for the rest of the day. He was shocked. He and his parents went home and decided what to do.
They finally agreed to drive to Tampa. He lived in South Carolina so the drive would only take 12 hours. When they showed up on Friday his team was worried that he wasn’t going to make it to the game in 1 hour. They were about to take Bradley out of the starting lineup. But he made it.
Before the game, both teams did the shoot around. They knew that they needed to play their best basketball because the game was going to be broadcasted on TV. After shoot around, both teams went into the locker room. In there, they would set up the plays they were going to do. when they got back on the court, there was a huge crowd cheering on either teams. The referee blew his whistle, and tossed the ball in the air for the tip off. The other team had the ball first. At halftime, the score was tied up at 20 apiece. Both teams went back in the locker room to make adjustments. When they came back on the court, Bradley’s team got the ball to start the Second half. When there was 1 minute left in the game, Bradley’s team was down a point. It was their ball. They knew that they could hold the ball for the winning shot because there was no shot clock in little league.
The ball was in the hands of Bradley’s. when the clock said 10 second left, he started dribbling to the basket. He stopped and turned. The clock now read 5 seconds. Bradley then pasted the ball inside the lane. He turned, jumped and released. It was good! They won! They were named champions. Bradley was mvp of the game. Everybody picked up Bradley and started chanting,” We are the champions”.

3 responses to “Buzzer Beater

  1. It’s nice, but a little too nice, if you know what I mean?

  2. Hmmm… AWESOME!!

  3. I love it – “Nothing but net!” Tomorrow I might try some of the moves described in this chapter 🙂

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