3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

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3 on 3 CHAMPS
My coach asked three of my teammates along with myself to play in the Marysville 3on3 basketball tournament this past August. We were scheduled to play our first game at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning, as my dad and I were the first to arrive we wandered over to take a look at the brackets, this is when we discovered they had made a mistake, and put our team in the ninth grade division. Our team two seventh graders and two eighth graders on it, and we were going to have to play against ninth graders. About 5 minutes before game time, my teammate, Will and myself were the only two there. My mom got a call from our other two teammates who were lost and were going to be late. Unfortunately, by the time they arrived the game was over. This tournament was not starting out well. We had to play two on three in the 9th grade division, and we did not just lose, we were destroyed.

My coach found the tournament director to inquire about why our team was placed in the 9th grade division. After realizing his mistake, the tournament director apologized, and was looking for extra games for us to play. Fortunately for us, one of the 8th grade teams had not showed up to play their first game, so we were able to take over their spot in the tournament, but they wanted us to play in the ninth grade division as well. We were happy about that because it meant we had more games to play. It was not until late on Sunday that we realized how hard it was going to be. On Saturday, we won one and lost one in the 9th grade division. However, in the 8th grade division we had to battle our way through the losers bracket because of the first game forfeit by the team we replaced. As a result, we ended up playing four games in the 8th grade division on Saturday as well, and we won all four. At the end of the day we realized that if we lost our next 9th grade game we would be eliminated from that division.

Sunday’s first game was scheduled for 9:30 in the 8th...
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