No true competitor wants to end a season with a loss and a small note from a fan will not really ease the sting of a close defeat.
Actually, it’s one of the many things I respect about your basketball team.
But in so many ways you didn’t lose tonight. And while it may not feel that way because of the score, the way, manner, and fortitude you showed tonight was beyond description. It was exemplary. It was simply awe-inspiring.
I am not writing this post to try in any way to lessen the outcome tonight. But I will tell you that you were absolute warriors tonight. From start to finish. You played your hearts out and you played so well. There is nothing more that I as a fan and invested Titan could have asked from any team.
You never backed down. You never gave up. You always looked to do the next right thing on the court and you did it with the very elements that have defined you all season long – heart, grit, toughness, and commitment to team.
You have to be a special group to have that many people come to see you miles away from campus on a weekday to watch you play.
Those same people would have traveled twice as far if needed.
For the seniors, thank you. For the juniors, thank you. For the sophomores, thank you. For the freshmen, thank you.
Malcolm and I already have season tickets for 2018-2019. We are already looking at High Point University’s schedule next year too.
Because you keep up with family.
And make no mistake – that opposing team tonight certainly will remember the Titans.