rural sport fan, you have that same phenomenon with younger aged boys basketball
as well, 8-9 year old Jr Jazz games are possession arrow festivals.
The one thing about girls ball that makes it hard to watch for many fans is the
officiating. If they would call more reaching fouls instead of jump or held
balls...it would make the game better.Last game I watched, neither
team made it to the bonus in the half, but they had 17 changes of the possession
arrow in 16 minutes of ball. Disturbing.
This was a great article. I have watched alot of girls sports over the years
because my daughters have all been involved. I enjoy the excitement and the pure
love of the game that these girls have. They are genuinely in love with playing.
I am excited to continue watching sports now at the collegiate level due to the
fact that my daughter will be playing in the fall for BYU. It is great to see
that you were able to see the excitement at the game on Friday. We hope that
girls will get more recognition for their hard work and love of the game. Thanks
again. Tammy Wayment
Randy, thanks for the great article. There is alot of great basketball being
played by ladies in our state! Keep it up Lady Silverwolves! You rock!
Good job Randy Hollis. Hope to see you at more girls b-ball games and read more
of your perspective concerning their game. Since moving here from Oregon we
have been disappointed with the lack of coverage of women's sports that we
were accustomed to in the Northwest. Your article was a sweet surprise to many
we're sure, especially inspiring to the young women athletes of the great
state of Utah. Good job Silverwolves!
Thank you for giving women's basketball some great press! It's a
whole world of the game that many are still waiting to discover. Take it from
one of the best players, coaches, and observers of the sport---John R. Wooden,
women's basketball is a "pure form" of the game that demonstrates
strong fundamentals and excellent teamwork. The level of play exhibited by both
Fremont and Layton on Friday night provides ample support to Wooden's
words. Looking at stats, in a year that BYU's (I'm a BYU fan)
men's team is only hitting 69% from the foul line, and their opponents are
only doing slightly better at 71%, Shelbee Molen, the one who hit those last 3
pointers for Fremont, is hitting 86% from the charity stripe and 50% from the
field, including an exceptional 50% behind the 3 point line. Molen's
winning 3 pointer came as a result of perfect execution on the inbounds pass,
picks, and other positioning from her teammates. The whole play was a wonderful
demonstration of Wooden's famous quote, "The star of the team is the
team." Kudos to Deseret News for bringing excellent coverage to this great
game of women's basketball!
Great article Randy. I've watched a lot of girls' basketball over the
years, and as you said, it's dang good basketball. This Fremont team plays
a great brand of basketball, and that game Friday was one for the ages. Thanks
for mentioning it.Go Wolves!!