Thursday, 21 February 2013


 The bus ride to Sheffield was about 1 hour 45 minutes.  We arrived with just a small amount of time to get changed and practice for about 10 minutes.  

Before the game was to start, Steve gave his strategic plans for the game.  The girls have the intent on wanting to win.
Sheffield definitely had a good defense, but we did tire them out with all the running up and down the court.  

The final score at the end of the game, Lancaster 75 and Sheffield 39.
The excitement of the girls winning this semi-final game was quite evident!!! They will be playing the final next month!!!  

Monday, 18 February 2013

Bangor University, Wales

Upon arrival at Bangor University in South Wales, we had to wait about an hour before we could get into the gym, as there was a class being conducted.  Referees can't, but love my husband.  Oh.... we're in the middle of the game.

 What an exciting game!!  The last time we played them we defeated them badly, so they were prepared for us. 

Deborah and Damla stepped it up and brought the ball back into play.  In the second half, we suffered with lots of fouls, but it didn't deter the points going on the board.
 A time out gave the girls time to regroup.  To the left of the photo you see a gentleman named Arnot.  He's been doing stats and enjoys coming to away games.  It does help that he's Damla's boyfriend:)
The final on the score board showed we won by 31 points,
Lancaster 69 and Bangor 38. It definitely made the 3 hour bus ride back to campus nicer.  Some of the girls did admit they could improve and that's a great attitude!!!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Liverpool University & Lancaster University Challenge!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013,  ....a bit tense, a bit nervous.......!!!! Lancaster University Girls Basketball team had the challenge of competing against Liverpool University, whom we lost to before Christmas 2012.  Had they improved enough to beat them on home court?    By the way Claire, with pen in hand did the stats for the game.  
 Several fans came early for the game.  Sorry :(  .....didn't get a photo when the court was packed. 
With a little bit of fuzz, you can still get the idea the game was intense.  At the half the score was Lancaster 33 and Liverpool 20.  So far so good! 

 The girls definitely were determined to win this game!!!!
 Now!  If you know me well, I can bite
my fingernails to the bone with such an intense game.  Even though Liverpool did have the thought that they could easily win over Lancaster, we did prove them wrong.  Do you see Steve?  He's up in the air, with all the girls when they were jumping up and down after the win.  Some of their shots, we think...... were guided by God. Why?  Because it couldn't have happened any other way:) 

This is the final score.  Yes!! We did tire Liverpool out and our shots went in, especially Vas's shot at the end of the 3rd quarter.  Wow!!!  All the girls got to put their effort into winning this game.


Monday, 4 February 2013

Birthday celebration in Lancaster!!!!

 Having a birthday party with the basketball girls was a total delight :)  

We all dug into the meal and enjoyed the company together!!!