Day two started early with quick 5 minute drive from the host facility to the gym which included a stop at Tim Hortons which was conveniently on the way. Game one was against Team Saskatchewan (1-0) who have already beat us twice this season. Both games where lop sided which left even me wondering how to successful we would be in this game. We started the game slow allowing Sask to gain an early lead. Over the next few minutes we dug in, cleaned up the simple mistakes and played our game. Although we lost the game 46 to 42 we gained confidence knowing we kept the game close and an idea of what needs to be done to beat them.
The second game of day 2 was a tough one. Team TOBA (1-0) last season lost almost every game in Prairie League play. This tournament they imported Rod 3.0 from BC and Ian 2.0 from Ontario. Both have had some affiliation with the Canadian National team at one time and knew what it took to get the job done. Add former National Team low pointer Jared and it made for a very tough game. We kept even for the first 4 minutes but the speed and experience was too much for us. We lost the game 56-41.
Our schedule had us done early and we drove back to relax. Some of us enjoyed a great meal at one of the three restaurants in Grey Eagle Casino at the host hotel. Skyler, Ken and Richard coming off consecutive tournaments where they played almost every minute of every game went to bed almost as soon as we got back.
I hope they can sleep with the fire alarm going off...