MSMS Basketball - 2003 - 2004
Sport strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through. Sport gives players an opportunity to know and test themselves. ~ Rita Mae BrownThe girls at Mississippi School for Math and Science did not win a game that year. Rarely they lost a close game, most loses were by more than twenty points, but they never gave up. Even when beset with injury and fouls and playing five against four, they always fought to win and did their best. Many had never played before, not being good enough to play on their home school's team and as they came from all parts of the state none had ever played together before. Their rigorous classes gave them only two or three hours of organized practice per week. Very few parents could travel the long distances to see them play, so their cheering section was usually empty at away games. The boys tried to cheer for the girls and the girls for the guys, but as a rule, the books were out and physics, math, english and history homework was underway while waiting for their games or the bus ride back to campus. They played because they love the game, knowing their college scholarships would be academic and not basketball. This love of basketball in and of itself, made the team special. Go Waves!!!
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