My Latest Venue – Div I College Basketball

We hired Vera Jo Bustos, Director of Operations for the University of New Mexico Lobos Women’s Basketball Team, as grandson Billy’s personal basketball trainer. Vera was kind enough to secure a season press badge for me, and I was excited to use it for the first time on Wednesday evening to shoot a non-conference game with the Lamar Cardinals at UNM’s Dreamstyle Arena (aka “The Pit” due to its below street level location).  The Lobos (now 12-1 in non-conference play) won the game handily by a 90-58 score.

The Cardinals (5-5) lead the nation in steals and added 13 more in the Lobos match-up.  But UNM senior Tesha Buck (#2) hit 10 shots from down town and scored 40 points as the Lobos over powered the Cardinals.  Buck’s 10 3-pointers set a UNM single game record and a Mountain West Division record.  The National single game record is 12 3-pointers.

The UNM Lady Lobos next game is on December 28th at Air Force.

Photos of the game may be viewed by  clicking here.

I encourage parents of children with a love of the game of basketball to schedule a training session with Vera Jo.  You will quickly see significant improvement in your son or daughter’s ball handling skills, shot making, and confidence.  Check out VJ’s website for details, testimonials, and scheduling by clicking here.

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About Dave Hood

Married to my wife of 47 years, Barbara. Two adopted grandsons, Jim age 13, and Billy, age 8. Retired from the Air Force Reserve after 26 years in 1993. Retired from Air Force civil service with 34 years of service in 2000. Worked an additional 7 years for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems before finally leaving the workforce. Hobbies include working around the house, exercising our Labradoodle Shadow, travel, and photography. My photo equipment includes a Nikon D7100 camera, several Nikon lenses, a Nikon SB-700 speedlight, a Manfrotto tripod, a Kodak monopod, and assorted filters. I use Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS6 for post processing and ProShow Producer software for producing slide shows (mostly about travel) set to music.

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