The 2012 Las Vegas Invitational occurred once again this past weekend in Las Vegas, and I couldn’t wait to improve on our 3rd place finish from last year. Things were looking up as we won our first game against a bigger, more physical team in LGN Busy Bees 31-28.
Our second round game was the next morning, and things couldn’t have been worse. Our opponent Black Gatos wasn’t as intimidating as the previous night but knew how to play as a team. At the beginning of the game i got fouled on a 3pt attempt, and promptly missed all 3 free throws, and that went on to become a theme for the game as we entered half time trailing 8-24. We started off the second half with a more aggressive defensive scheme and got the game closer but couldn’t overcome the huge hole and loss 24-37.
The consolation round was a let down, and with a few of our players nursing injuries we couldn’t finish strong against Slowbreak. The game was close throughout but we still loss 37-42 for a disappointing 4th place. Time to start training for next year, like right now.