Been a while but I'm back! Tonight, my summer basketball league season wrapped after about three months worth of games. From early June until tonight, I squeezed in 15 league basketball games between my Monday and Tuesday night leagues. Unfortunately, from a team standpoint, neither one of my teams did exceptionally well and missed the playoffs.
My Monday night team finished a disappointing 1-7 overall. We had good players but the team chemistry was never quite there. We did managed to get it together enough for our only win (and I scored 26 points).
My Tuesday night team actually played well throughout the season but finished with a 3-4 record. We had our chances to win a couple of games against young teams but fell short. However, the team played fairly well as a whole. Despite my somewhat advanced age, I managed to lead the team in scoring at 11.4 points per game.
While the teams didn't do well, all the players had their individual moments to shine. I scored in double figures more often than I remembered in years past. I guess there is a fountain of youth for guys even if we are in the upper 30's!
So while my Monday night team is done playing, we will help out with scorekeeping and officiating in the next couple of weeks. So I will remain involved. I might take some time off from playing too much basketball except for my weekly Saturday runs. I'll plan to get my exercise via other means (gym, badminton, walking).
But there is no rest for basketball players. The fall league will start in about a month!