There were four seconds left in the game. The score on the scoreboard was 59/57. We were up by two. Our team was called Mets. The time was on our hearts and minds. It was a championship, the biggest game of the year.
It all started like this; I was practicing two days before the big game in my backyard. I was mad at my sister. She said the team we were going up against was a good team, we didn’t have a chance. In the back of my house I was missing a lot of shots. I was starting to think I was going to lose. Then all of a sudden my cousin said, “Tynasia, you can do it. Stop feeling nervous. Relax. Stop shooting so hard.”
Finally, game day was here. My coach took me into her office and told me some new plays. She also told me to play “MY GAME”, and not to worry about anyone else on the court. In the beginning of the second quarter the scoreboard read 25:30. We were losing. It was getting intense but in the end we came back. The game was over, we won and I learned a valuable lesson. “Never doubt myself”.
Tynasia WilliamsA.B. Davis Middle School
Mt. Vernon, NY