Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lid Lifter

The QHS girls basketball team starts the season tonight with a home game against Jacksonville. Click here for the official online site.

All home games this season are being played in the much smaller QHS Gym, as opposed to Blue Devil Gym at Baldwin.

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, the girls deserve to play in a facility every bit as nice as the boys. It shouldn't matter what crowds you get or how the team is doing, it's about equal access. Three years ago I had a big QHS boys basketball booster tell me Quincy Public Schools was wasting electricity and resources by having the girls play at Baldwin (he also told me a certain center would never play on the girls varsity as a freshman, and he was wrong as always).

However, playing at the high school does have its advantages. Our team is not built on quickness, so the smaller court will help. We are lucky to get 100 people to a game and they'll make a lot more noise in the smaller gym.

The Whig sports guys say the volleyball team played at the high school gym and the atmosphere was tremendous.

My impression is that the girls don't really care that much about it - they just want to play. So I'm good with it and I really hope we have a better season.

Good luck Devils!


Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be funny if there was a crowd too big for the bleacher seats??

Anonymous said...

I'm really happy that the Lady Devils have a home of their own as opposed to having to share the old gym with the boys. The newer gym was recently painted and although some of the artwork and graphics were removed, it is up to us to make it our home gym, exclusive to the Lady Devils. It will happen!!!!!!!!!!!!