Douglas said the students that play on Court 1 are good kids. She said she can relate to them being an athlete herself once, but there are just some things that can’t be compromised. Dunking is no exception.
Douglas remembered a time about four years ago at the end of the school year when the men’s basketball team was on Court 1 playing. She said it was like everyone of Court 1 had come together to beat the men’s basketball team.
“It was probably the prettiest dunk I’d seen,” she said.
A player tossed an alley-oop from middle court when another young man caught it and dunked the ball in. As soon as he dunked he turned to Douglas and said, “I’m sorry, Ms. Candice, I’m sorry. I just couldn’t help it, I had to.”
Douglas said she let him finish game and he promised he would leave as soon as it was over.
As promised, as soon as the game was over, Douglas said he walked over to the sideline, picked up his clothes, said, “Thank you” and walked out the door without any arguments.
Douglas said that was one of the better moments.