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The end of a perfect (league) season Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tresa Palmer flies in front of Benson's Diamond Bolden Feb. 19 in the second quarter of the Cardinals' 62-38 win over the Techsters. The win capped a perfect 12-0 PIL(6A) season for the Cardinals. They play Jefferson Thursday, and have a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

I brought my lights over to Lincoln tonight for the final game of the Cardinals' league season. They have two small balconies at one end of the gymnasium which provided the perfect place to m
ount the lights. They don't have power outlets there, though, so I had to run extension cords to a utility closet across the hallway. And the railings on the balcony are quite large—my superclamps barely fit on them. But I'm pleased with the results, especially tight in on the baseline like these first two shots.

Kelsey Goodell bursts past Benson's Jayonna McKinley for a layup
in the second quarter. Goodell scored seven for the Cardinals tonight.

Bouncing the lights off the ceiling, I could shoot at f/4 (ISO400) on the close end, and f/2.8 at the far end of the court. Even shooting from the other end into the light was alright as long as you weren't too wide. Kind of makes a nice rim light effect.

(below) Makenzie Blythe brings the ball upcourt Feb. 19 against Benson.

Lincoln hosts Jefferson (the top 5A team) Thursday. They open the playoffs at home March 1 against the winner of Reynolds vs. Three Rivers League #4.