Her confidence level just soared after the game against Fairfield Tuesday night. We told her this morning that she had to be ready to step up, but to be honest she's only made two 3-pointers before tonight.
Someone came up to me outside the gym after the game and said, you know, these girls will step up for you next year. Boy were they right. At the time, I heard what they said, but it was just an empty feeling and I didn't know if we'd ever have the opportunity again.
Needless to say it has been an exciting last couple of weeks. We have played five quality opponents in this tournament starting in the sectionals and it has just seemed that on any given night one key person steps up and has given us the quality effort that gets us through to the next game. These kids are thoroughly enjoying this experience, but they aren't satisfied. They know we still have some work to do.
You know, most of these girls were in third, fourth, fifth grade. Even at that age, though, they experienced the excitement of going down to Indy with their parents. That's where these things start, you know? That's when kids start dreaming.