This Sunday ITC basketball traveled allllll the way up to Derry to take on LYIT. This drive was about 6 hours for us, and I do not recommend it under any circumstances! However, once we got there and stretched out the legs a little bit, I was able to reunite with fellow Victory Scholars T-John and Jack. It is always a pleasure being able to catch up with fellow scholars, but playing against them is something that doesn’t happen extremely often. Unfortunate Jack and T couldn’t be on the court at the same time due to league rules, but that meant every 5 minutes a fresh Victory Scholar was harassing me up and down the court!
It was a fun game, aside from my horrendous shooting, whether it was joking on the court or chatting during halftime, seeing them definitely made the trip worth it. On top of that, Deirdre and her daughter Erin made the journey over to catch the game. Playing without my parents in the stands has been a major adjustment for me, but having someone like Deirdre there really made it feel like back home.
In the end we came up short by 2 points, missing some crucial free throws down the stretch, but it didn’t ruin the mood. In college I would have been torn up about a 2 point loss and been depressed for the remainder of the day, but being around such quality people really made me realize that there are more important things in life than winning and losing. Being able to reunite with friends really made the journey worth it, yes even 12 hours in the car! But with that being said, maybe next time we can play the game half way!