Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summer Basketball

How’s your summer going? Usually C and R are going through women’s college basketball withdrawals right about now, but having the number one pick in the WNBA be a Stanford alum, and a fave a that, has made following the pros a fun treat this year.

So far the afore-mentioned Stanford alum Nneka Ogwumike has been tearing it up for the LA Sparks. She scored 22 and 25 points in a span of two games, was player of the week on week, hit the game wining basket with 2.2 seconds to win another game and gelled with all-star Candice Parker and her point guard Kristi Tolliver. In only the second game the Sparks lost all season, she was her team’s high scorer with 13. And the one game she DID miss, due to graduating from Stanford, LA came back from a huge deficit to force overtime, then run out of gas and lost again. Nneka never would have run out of gas due to the tough conditioning program she just got through from Stanford. She rejoins the team Monday.

So when the Stanford Fast Break Club offered a weekend celebration with Nneka Ogwumike in LA, C and R jumped at the chance. We are going to one or both games, we haven’t decided. Glad to see Nneka is doing so well so far in the WNBA, we have to see it in person. Come join us.

In Other Summer Basketball News:
San Jose City College all girls’ basketball camp for ages 8 to 14 will take place July 9-13. One of the sponsors is Fritzie Villegas at Fusion Training System, and all-around great basketball lplayer. Brochure with more info and to register.

Enjoy the summer. Summer Solstice is June 20th (longest day of the year), then it's all down hill as the days will get shorter! Bwahahaha

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