My second ASU basketball game and this time I promised myself I’d get more peak-action shots. Hold on to your hats folks, this one is big. This is the second to last regular season game for the Sun Devils and they have a good record so they want to win this game for good placement in the post season tournaments.
Feet off the ground, as if floating down the court.
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I wanted to get some cheerleader shots to, much to the dismay of my wife.
There is no question in my mind that you will see USC’s Marcus Simmons (20) in the NBA some day.
Pushing the limits of my shutter speed 1/500 sec gets the ball blurred and his face sharp.
USC Trojan Mike Gerrity (44) worked hard all night, but in the end ASU bested USC by a score of 59-54.
I always look for the shots of the coaches screaming at the players or refs, here the USC head coach, Kevin O’Neill looks like he is about burst a vein or something.
USC coach Kevin O’Neill looks a little more calm in this shot, but I can tell that his blood pressure is elevated.
USC’s Mike Gerrity (44) drives the ball under the basket.
ASU’s Rihards Kuksiks (30) drives the rock to the hole.
This is the traditional basketball shot I was looking for, here USC’s Marcus Johnson (0) drives under ASU’s Derek Glasser (12).
I wanted to get some “sports portraits” so I tried to pick a spot on the baseline to shoot from that would let me get the shots without other players blocking my view. ASU’s Derek Glasser (12) takes a free-throw shot.
Another nice “sports portrait” of ASU’s Jerren Shipp (44) at the free-throw line.
Derek Glasser (12) of the ASU Sun Devils goes for the 20 ft shot with .5 of a second left in the first half of the game.
I have to get some shots of the cheerleaders with their hair frozen in motion during the halftime show.
Donte Smith (14) of the USC Trojans directs traffic.
I guess somebody forget to tell Mike Gerrity (44) of the USC Trojans that “white men can’t jump.”
ASU Sun Devil Assistant coach Scott Pera gets pumped with the guys.
I love this shot of ASU’s Jerren Shipp (44) at the free-throw line.
This close game is a bit of a nail-biter for ASU head coach Herb Sendek.
Even though it’s a close game (you can see on the scoreboard ASU 53, USC 51 with 42 seconds left to play) the ASU cheerleaders will keep the fans “in the game.”
The fans look worried (check the scoreboard in the upper left corner of the image).
Somehow I managed to get everything in this shot, the scoreboard, the teams, and both teams coaches. Eric Boateng (2) of the ASU Sun Devils blocks a last second shot by the USC Trojans with 8.2 seconds left to play.
ASU holds on to win the game and the fans go crazy!