February 23 2017
Daaaang we’re doomed. My team is barely ready for today’s Girls Triple Ball tournament. We were all pretty sure that we would come last because last year the team was way better and they got last.
It happened a day after the boys had their competition and came back with a second place medal after losing to Knoxdale. We have exactly 14 people on our team. Me (Cherry), Rose (my sister), Deniz, Adalia, April, Alice, Sylvie, Laura, Lauren, Erika, Taisiya, Jaclyn, Grace, and Raneem. Our coach, Mr.Hume, brought me, Raneem, April, Laura and Sylvie to Confederation High School, where the tournament was taking place. Rose went with Grace’s mom, so we were on seperate cars.
When we got there, we had 13 more minutes till our first game would happen, so we quickly put on our Woodroffe jerseys, then headed to the gym to practice.
Our first game was versus Knoxdale, but the boys said that the girls team was much weaker. We worried mostly about Broadview because they had a really good reputation. The people on Knoxdale were really good, but we were better. We won the really close game with 26-24. In order to win, you need to beat them by two points and you also need to be the first one to get to 25 points or more. My friends told me that me and my sister played so well, our reputation depended on us. I literally laughed when I heard that.
Then we had a short break to eat a small snack. We were all very excited for the next game, and I was very glad we won our first game. Mr. Hume also told us that if you win a game, you get 1 point, which will determine your winning level. Either first, second, third, or last. So all the games we play would count.
Our next game was against Broadview, and we were all very scared. But after we saw them practicing, we relaxed a little and we started playing. We actually beat them pretty easily! Laura was psyching really well, but she told me that one of her friends were on Broadview’s team and that she couldn’t psych her. But when we only needed one more point till 25, she decided to psych her and then we actually won!
After the second win in a row, we had a lunch break, but we also had a group chat. We told each other that if we win the next game, we have a chance for first place, and for the semi-finals and the finals, if we win those two, we could come home with a gold medal and beat the boys that said we were bad and we sucked! I came up with a good comeback that if we come back with gold, I’d be like “Yep the girls triple ball team does suck. They suck at losing!”
We were then against Meadowlands, the game before the semi-finals, and they seemed to know more than the other teams about Triple-Ball. But we still won the close game! And luckily, we wouldn’t go against them in the semi and finals because they were third place after losing to Broadview, then winning Knoxdale, and finally losing to us.
In the semi finals, we went against Knoxdale again. At one point, we were beating them by 10 points, so Mr.Hume told us to let them gain some points. But then they started tying the game with a chance of winning! But our friends did well and beat them by THREE points. Mr.Hume then made a wise decision and promised that he would never let that happen again, even if it were 24 to nothing, with us in the lead. We made the finals so now, we had to go against Broadview, but we were guaranteed a medal.
The last game was really really close! They had this much and then they would beat us. We started off winning by three, then they caught up and they were up by five. Luckily, we caught up and beat them by eight and won! We were all screaming our heads off, because it was our first gold medal in at least three years! Mr. Hume let me give out the medals, and we took an image while proudly wearing the medals for the yearbook! It was the first picture in about three years since we got to do the first place because we never won first in one of the girls teams!
At school, when we got back, we were like “Hi we’re back”! And they are like “Okay so what place did you come in. Last? I told you guys suck!” and then me and Jaclyn (Alice wasn’t at school yet because Grace’s car was late and she was on that car) we were like “Yeah sure, we suck… At loosing that is!” and then we showed our medals to them and the boys (because a lot of them said we suck before the tournament) were really jealous because they got second and they said we were really bad at Triple-Ball.