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Friday, July 18, 2014

A-Town Throwdown Starts at Cedar Beach

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Because I was covering Northampton County Council, I missed last night's opener in the A-Town Throwdown at Cedar Beach Park, the second big basketball tournament of the Summer. That was, in hindsight, a mistake.

My grandson, an incoming freshman, started for Becahi's varsity in its matchup against P-burg. He got to play with legends like Freddie Simmons, and was even featured in the Channel 69 sports highlights. Beca won 55-56.

I've been on television, but only when someone is suing me.

If you ever get a chance, watch Freddie Simmons play basketball sometime. He's there to have fun, and is a joy to watch.

Right after the P-burg game, Dat played with the JVs against Souderton. Beca won that game, too, 35-32.

This is a much better start for Beca than last week's Stellar Tournament. And I missed it.

They'll play again Saturday. I won't miss those games.


Bill Coker said...

Bernie, Sounds like Dat has a pretty good career coming up. You have every right to be proud. My grandsons may have introduced him to certain sports but he has taken them to much greater heights. I look forward to following him online even though I reside in South Carolina.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Bill, It is your grandsons who got him started. It is very rare for older kids to take an interest in the little kid, but your grandsons did that to Dat, made him feel at home, and are the ones who got him started. He's been on the go ever since.

Sports is one thing. Sportsmanship is something else. I would argue that you should be pretty proud yourself. Two great kids.

Anonymous said...

Why is he allowed to play on two teams?

Anonymous said...

Nice move by Dat into the lane! Kid has a future there.

Always enjoy these posts Bernie, thanks.

The Banker

Anon 725am double rostering like this for good younger players is common and permitted.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Banker, Yeah, they actually are pretty loose in the Summer bc you never know who is gonna' show up.

Anonymous said...

Simmons is tremendous. And nice move and balance recovery, Dat! Hanging with the big guys will only make him better. The kid's got skills. More importantly, he has sportsmanship. Thanks for sharing these stories.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'm bragging, but can't help it.

Freddie Siimmons is an amazing athlete and person and I will share some stories about him soon.