Tagged: Gonzaga

Slam dunk

December 9th, 2010 Permalink

The big game between Gonzaga University and Washington State University was nothing but an old fashioned smack-down of the Zags who have been faltering lately. I snapped this photo in the first few minutes of the game. It is always a relief to me to get a decent shot early. It means I can concentrate on making snaps and not freaking out that I don’t have THE shot yet. Nikon D3s Nikkor, 80-200 mm, 4000 ISO 1250 sec. F2.8

WSU’s Marcus Capers, left, dunks over Gonzaga defenders Kelly Olynyk (13) and Mathis Monninghoff In the first half in Pullman Wednesday night. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

Scramble

November 14th, 2010 Permalink

When shooting basketball, I love it when players scramble for the ball. Most of the time when it happens, I get screened out by the ref or other players. As luck would have it, I got lucky tonight, not only for getting the shot, but for not heading to the other side of the court during the second half with all the other photographers. I, alone, got the shot. Of course, I’m sure I missed some killer shot they all got because I was too lazy to walk the length of the court…

Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk (13) tries to hold possession of a loose ball, as (left, bottom to top) IUPUI's Mitchell Patton, Gonzaga's Demetri Goodson and IUPUI's Alex Young make a play for the ball in the second half Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review