Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Basketball

At three different times over the summer, regular contributor Baranduin got to summer basketball games.

On 14 May, Baranduin attended a Storm at NY Liberty game at Madison Square Garden. Click through to the smugmug gallery for a few pictures of Nicole Powell and a lot of pro action like this:

In July she got up to the dim confines of Kezar for a pro-am game and put some pictures in this gallery. Despite the dismal lighting conditions she managed some good action shots like these:

There are some Stanford players in there somewhere, too.

On 3 August she braved the wall-to-wall hoopla of Staples Center to see the Ogwumike sisters face off in the Sparks versus Sun game, and posted a slug of pics to this Smugmug gallery. Standing out among the many shots is this of Chiney getting a shot after Nneka slipped:

There's a better shot of the two colliding, but as Baranduin said, it is unfortunately blurred. There's quite a few good shots of Kayla as well.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Final Four in Nashville

Michael Li

Michael stayed the course, shooting both semifinal games and the final with UConn and Notre Dame. His gallery of 42 shots, all taken in Bridgestone arena, is here in Flickr, with shots like these:

Baranduin Briggs

Baranduin came early and got a lot of pictures of the hoopla events preceding game day: autograph session, open practice, the battle of the bands. These pre-game pictures she shows in this Smugmug gallery. It has a lot of nice face shots and just for variety let's feature two of Bonnie:

For game day, Baranduin covered the send-off, both semi-finals, and the final, posting these pictures to another gallery. Lots to browse through there; here are a couple of teasers:


And we are outa here. Have a nice summer, Cardinal fans, and see you next fall.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

North Carolina at Stanford, 1 April 2014

Scott Uyeno

Scott posts 77 shots to a Flickr set. Of the action shots, this is fun, Amber in deep:

And this of Chiney committing a foul:

Click through for more action and many shots of the closing celebration.

Michael Li

Michael posts 30 shots of the game and the celebration after to a Flickr set, including this of Lili shooting:

and this, the moment where Mikaela was fouled on a 3-point attempt:

Click through for more action, including one of Mikaela's actual threes and plenty of net-cutting.

Baranduin Briggs

Baranduin writes that she got only half her pics processed before having to break off to pack for a trip to Nashville. But she put 113 shots up on a Smugmug gallery, including a sequence of the moment when Chiney accidentally clobbered Allisha Gray in the chops:

And Lili guarding Diamond DeShields:

Click through for more action and celebration pictures.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Penn State at Stanford, 30 March 2014

Michael Li

Michael posts 26 shots from both Sunday games to a Flickr set. From the first game, he has this of Lili and Mikaela frustrating Maggie Lucas:

And from the second, this that he titles "Crash Landing":

Scott Uyeno

Scott posts 53 photos of the Stanford-Penn State game to his Flickr set, including this of Mikaela driving:

And this classic Chiney move:

Baranduin Briggs

Baranduin posts 89 shots to a Smugmug gallery, all from the Stanford game. For the first half, SEJ on defense:

and from the second half, this: both during the game and viewing the recorded game after, I was thinking, boy, I hope Baranduin got Ruef saying Yessss!, and she did: