Take a seat on Mater Dei's bench
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- If you think a lot of things occur during any given basketball game, imagine the activity at every team's nerve center -- the bench. Players coming and going. Coaches instructing. Hopes and emotions rising and falling. The place is like an organism, with a life of its own.
During the Nike Tournament of Champions, we documented the life of the bench of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) during its girls' basketball game against Our Lady Of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) on the final day of Joe Smith Division competition. The Monarchs won 62-54 without the services of Jordan Adams, the No. 6 prospect in 2012 and a USC signee, who had to quit in the semifinals with a right knee injury.
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Glenn Nelson is a senior writer at ESPN.com and the founder of HoopGurlz.com. A graduate of Seattle University and Columbia University, he formerly coached girls' club basketball, was a co-founder and editor-in-chief of an online sports network, authored a basketball book for kids, has had his photography displayed at the Smithsonian Institute, and was a longtime, national-award-winning newspaper columnist and writer. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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