Our eighth-grade girls team ended its season on Saturday by winning our conference tournament championship. We had finished third (out of nine) in the regular season so it was a little bit of an upset but not extraordinarily so. After a close five-point win in our first-round game we had a ten-point win over the #2 seed in the semifinals. That was our biggest challenge because we had lost both times to them during the season and only led once, that at 2-0. This time we got ahead 7-0 and they never caught up. In the finals we had to play the #1 seed in their gym. I really felt good about this game going in. We had split our two games with them, each of us winning by four points on the other’s home floor. So we had them right where we wanted them. It was back and forth early but we dominated the last quarter and a half and finished with a 15-point win. Here is a nice story about the championship game from a local sportswriter. I haven’t viewed the video yet. If any of it looks watchable I’ll try to link to some of it in the video sharing section.