I know this isn’t COLLEGE b-ball, but it’s as good a place to share as any.
My friend, Fred Guthrie, he was the water patrolman lost in the flood waters with his K9 partner Reed August 2011. Theres a thread out here about it.
Anyways I watched his sons play in a district game last night. They both play for West Platte. One is a sophomore one is a senior. They played St Marys. I’m watching them warm up and I’m looking at St Marys and most of them look like grade schoolers. I’d have bet the mortgage it would be a slaughter. West Platte is undefeated this year! Their starters are roughly 6’ 10”, 6’ 5”, two 6’ 3”s and a 6’ 1”. Three dunkers.
This was one of the best games I’ve ever seen. St Marys point guard couldn’t have been 5’ 8” and looked like a 7th grader. This kid could make a three in his sleep. Matter of fact they had three kids who would pop threes with authority. The game lead must have changed 20 times. Both teams at different points came storming back from 10+ point deficits to retake the lead in less than 2 minutes! It was knucking futs! Just an awesome game.
With about 2:30 left to go they were neck and neck….and West Platte went on a little run and it seemed in hand. St Marys came back a bit, enough to put scare in there but West Platte held them off. One of the last baskets was a West Platte two handed dunk, and he was fouled and made the free throw.
I looked at those St Marys kids in awe. Not much to look at, but what a team. That’s why I love basketball so damn much. You’re a 20 point favorite….you better watch your ass! I LOVE IT.
West Platte may win state. And it’s certainly possible they won’t be challenged again this year as much as they were last night.
Anyways, just wanted to share….somewhere. Freddy’s boys don’t even start, but they are a huge part of this team. They play lots. The sophomore is a great guard and should probably start, but he’s behind a senior…for now. Freddy would be so proud.
A naked American man stole my balloons.