Monday, March 16, 2015

MLS Basketball -- District Champs

The Michigan Lutheran Seminary Cardinals faced off against the cross-town rivals, Valley Lutheran High School Chargers, on Friday night with the district championship on the line.  MLS had beaten Valley twice this season, but I don't think anyone was anticipating a blow out.  Nor did we get one.

Valley Lutheran played a tough game, exchanging baskets with MLS and keeping the game tight throughout.  MLS had  41-35 lead with about 6 minutes left.  All of a sudden, there was about 0:47 left, and the score was reading 43-42, MLS holding on desperately to a one point lead.  Some good defense, a breakaway lay-up, and (FINALLY!) making a couple of free throws helped seal the game at 47-42.  The MLS Cardinals are district champs!!!

The next game is against conference co-champs, Ithaca.  MLS split their games with Ithaca this year, so we expect it to be a pretty tight game.  It is tonight (March 16, 5:50 PM) at Reese High School in Reese, MI.  If MLS should win tonight, they will likely go on to play Millington, the only other team MLS lost to this season.  So, this week promises to be exciting and, I hope, quite joyful.  Regardless, I think that we have several quality teams vying for the Regional Championship.  Go Cardinals (not you, Millington)!

A couple of recaps from Friday night's game vs. Valley Lutheran can be found at M-Live here and here.  You should even be able to find new coverage from Flint, Channel 5 here.  MLS is the second game in the broadcast.

Now, some photos from the mezzanine at MLS (not a bad view, except the barrier across the mezzanine made some photos challenging to get).

UPDATE:  I learned that I am not supposed to have photos from the game posted on the internet, so I have dutifully removed the game photos.  If you want to see them, come by the house.

MLS Cardinals -- District Champs!

Family photo after the game.  It was nice to have the whole crew there
before Faith, Nathanael, and Charli headed back to college!

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