Not THOSE Cougs as in Washington State University, but the Lakewood High School Cougars. Although I am a fan of the WSU Cougs.
Karl and I went to his nephew's basketball game tonight. Lakewood hosted the King's Knights out of Seattle. Nate plays forward for the Cougs. He started off scoring the first five points for his team and then two quick fouls had him finishing out the first half on the bench.
The Knights were sharp and outplayed the Cougars. Several fast break points early in the first quarter put them in the lead that they didn't relinquish.
Nate returned for the opening of the second half and helped to keep the Cougs within striking distance. At one point they were only four points down but the Knights pulled away for the victory in the closing minutes.
Nate had a good game and we'll see him play again on Friday. Lakewood had several missed opportunities tonight that hopefully they can improve on in their next game.
Local sports photographers have nothing to fear from me. I took several photos but most of them did not turn out. But hey, the only way I will get better is to keep trying and learning.