In my short time at the Yakima Herald-Republic, I’ve found that there’s nothing quite as exhausting as a sports tournament in the Yakima SunDome.
So when I got to the dome on the second morning of the WIlbur-Ellis SunDome Shootout, I was already pretty tired from the long day before. But I sucked it up and got ready to shoot another 14 games throughout the day.
First up was Goldendale and Seattle Christian.
Right off the bat I felt good about the day, I had a nice tip-off shot with the American flag behind it, and a couple good action shots early on.
Then tragedy struck about one minute into the first quarter, as a deflected Goldendale pass found its way directly into my lens, which then struck my face.
After checking my nose for blood — none found thankfully — I looked up to the referee standing next to me who asked if I was alright and then proceeded to laugh at me for the rest of the game.
Looking back through my shots, I was able to find the source of my humiliation — the pass from the Timberwolves point guard, and the outstretched hand in the foreground that deflected it.
That’s one heck of a way to start the day.
— Madison McCord (@YHRMadison) December 28, 2013