Last week, my Wednesday Night basketball league wrapped up it's season with the consolation and then championship games. Fortunately, my team was one of the teams that was playing in the championship game.
My team came out of the gate a little slow but made a big third quarter run and we eventually won 72-63. It was a sweet moment for the team and for me personally.
After a frustrating fall season where I missed most of the season due to injury, I was able to contribute 9 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 FT) 4 rebounds, and 1 assist in the championship game win. The points were crucial in keeping my team in the game in the second quarter when we were slumping a bit.
Considering I had not played for over 2 months, the fact that I was shooting well was great! I had not counted on playing at all this season. However, my injury had healed enough that I felt good enough to return to brief action the week before and contribute more fully last week.
The championship title was the 5th for me in this particular league and 3rd overall this year. So while the injury was frustrating, the ending was beautiful and adds another story I can talk about in the years to come!