Other than Angelo State graduations and the annual San Angelo Independent School District convocations, I don't think the Junell Center has ever been filled with this many spectators than it was tonight. The Lady Raiders of Texas Tech University traveled to San Angelo for an exhibition basketball game with the Rambelles. This is just the second exhibition game between the two schools since ASU joined the Texas Tech University system back in 2007.
Its easy to guess who the winner of this game was considering Tech is a Division I school and ASU is Division II, but its great fun for all. Plus, its good experience for Angelo State to see where their weaknesses are. The game was also a good indicator of where my basketball shooting skills are for the year. This was the first basketball game I've shot this season and I know that I've got a lot more to come. This whole year has been devoid of sports assignments for me since my coworker found out she was pregnant. Due to doctor recommendations, she has been running the office on the Tuesday-Saturday shift while I have been working the Monday-Friday morning shift. Since most sporting events are scheduled for the evenings and weekends I've done very little in the way of sporting assignments.
But I have a feeling that all of that is about to change since little Lala Luna is about to enter the world. I will more than likely be switching to the Tuesday-Saturday shift which will increase my opportunity to shoot some sporting events. Playoff football and regular season basketball are on the horizon!
Alas, as expected, the Rambelles lost the game 81-45. No big deal, it was just an exhibition game with no real consequences on their season. I'm actually pretty excited about the upcoming season as head coach Sally Brooks says this is probably the best team she's had in quite awhile. She says their really smart players, able to pick up on new schemes and plays quickly and can shoot the lights out. I've posted a gallery of extra photos on the Standard-Times website HERE if you would like to see more and you can go HERE if you would like to read the game story by Mike Whitson.