Sunday, November 12, 2006

Some More Basketball

The last time I'll think about basketball this week:

Last night, the men's team picked up their second win of the season by beating Loyala 87-75. Ron Lewis had a huge game, going for 27 points and 11 rebounds. Daequan Cook continued to do Daequan Cook things, going for 18 points and 9 boards. Mike Conley didn't finish with great stats (8 points, 4 assists), but he only played 19 minutes due to foul trouble. Ivan Harris was much more efficient, finishing with 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting (and 3 of 4 from the line).

But the high point of the game came from Matt Terwilliger. He improved from yesterday, this time going for 6 points and 5 boards in just 16 minutes, so that's good. But more important, he had a huge one-handed putback dunk just before halftime, instantly elevating himself to mythical folk-hero status. If he does nothing else for the rest of his life, he can still get high fives from me for life for that one. That might not seem like much, but it really is. Imagine feeling a little down one day, maybe you had a rough day at work. Maybe you stopped at McDonald's on your way home and they messed up your order. Maybe you notice a troublesome rattle in your engine on the drive home. Maybe you get home and see a couple shingles blew off your roof during the day. Things just aren't going your way.

Then I run up to you, give you a high five, and run off. You telling me that wouldn't cheer you up?

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Monstrous one-handed dunk. High five.

Oh, and if anyone would happen to have video of said awesome dunk, I would like to see it.

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