Monday, February 9, 2015

Gold Mining Going Deeper

Gold Mining Going Deeper!!!
     When the Gold tipped off the 2014-2015 they had a full understanding of the idea that to whom much is given much is expected.  Through out the season players and coaches have done their best to live up to the idea that it is Championship or Bust. The Gold have been digging deeper and deeper to move up the ABA Rankings and to  secure a top seed for the playoffs. This past weekend saw 2 very competitive games as The Gold traveled to Davie to face The Miami Midnites. On Saturday The Gold came out very strong and built a 15 point lead, however as the game wore on The Midnites would chip into this lead and cut to 3 points. That is a s close as The Midnites would get as the final buzzer sounded and The Gold prevailed 105-102 hading The Midnites their 1st loss of the season. On Sunday The Midnites would come out looking for revenge and they would build a lead that ballooned to as much as 22 points. The Gold Would dig down deep and cut the deficit to 2 at the end of the 3rd quarter and then tie it up in the 4th quarter. The Gold would match The Midnites basket for basket  and with 18.5 seconds left in the game seemed poised to tie the game as their pressing defense was creating turnovers that led to points. The Midnites in bounded the ball and were having difficulty getting the ball over half court when they called time out with 9.7 seconds left. Gold fans though that The Gold had created a 7 second violation and would be rewarded with the ball and a chance for a 3-D, where each basket is worth one extra point when the ball is turned over in the back court. The referees must have thought this was The NBA as they gave the ball to The Midnites. The Midnites broke the press but failed to make a basket. the rebound was gathered by The Gold who quickly got the ball to Scott Draughn who put up a shot that was close but a bit off the target as the buzzer sounded giving The Gold a loss 98 - 95.
    The Gold return to action on 2/14 at 8:00 PM at Coral Glades High School when they face The Jacksonville Giants. The Gold also play The Giants on 2/15 at 5:00 PM. On 2/21 at 7:00 PM and 2/22 at 5:00 PM The Gold get a chance for revenge against The Midnites as they play at The Parkland YMCA.  The Gold will be mining a bit deeper as they are poised for a playoff run.

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