Brian Simpson is the parent of a player on the Little Flock Christian Academy basketball team and is going to do a weekly blog post about the team. If you’re interested in doing a weekly blog post about your team, feel free to email Conor Revell at email@example.com.
Two exciting games to cover as we close out this season of middle school hoops. We begin with our last home game and our tearful goodbye to our four eighth grade leaders with a ceremony before our game with St Anthony’s from Southern Indiana who came into the Lions Den for a matchup and they did not disappoint their fans who made the trip. Neither team could pull away but the Lady Bears got the best of us for a 26-23 victory.
Our final game of our season was a return match-up at Portland Christian who we had lost to earlier. We came ready to play as we hit big shot after big shot. Our eighth graders did what they have done all year and that is do what it takes to finish this season with a win. We left with a 43-24 victory! A win we earned and when the clock struck zero and the handshake line came to a stop, the reality of what had ended began to sink in to this roster of 13 girls and a coaching staff of three.
Tears began to flow as we were forced to say good-bye to the heart and soul of our team, eighth graders Emma Burton, Brinley Pheiffer, Lanie Alexander and Kendall Chapman. They walked off the floor not only as winners on the court but as winners in the game of life as each has given 100 percent to not only better themselves but to better the individuals that have surrounded them these years at home and at school.
They will soon transition into official high school students at schools throughout the area! We also say goodbye to sixth grader Kaidin James and her family – Coach Jimmy James and Coach Kimberly James – as they will soon move back to where it all began in the great state of Indiana.
The James gang gave us two years of incredible coaching and molding of these young ladyies and also provided a shoulder to cry on when words did not work. We were fortunate to have Kaiden as a starter since the 4th grade and she led this team with solid leadership and energy as a true point-guard should. Faces will be missed, but years of memories of our girls and coaches will always be with us as time keeps moving forward despite so many who will now move in many different directions.
I would like to thank the Louisville Women’s Sports Network for giving me this incredible opportunity to blog about our family at Little Flock Christian Academy. It was fun and exciting each and every week. Also want to give a shout out to Coach Moore of JCTMS for telling us about his incredible team each week. Thank you Conor Revell for all that you do in reporting.
Thank you players, coaches, and parents for allowing me to share to the world the accomplishments of your kids….together we are…LITTLE FLOCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY!