CMA Color Guard at a Charlotte Bobcats Game
Camden Military Academy took an exciting, fun, and relaxing trip to Charlotte, NC on Wednesday night February 19th to catch an NBA basketball game that featured the Charlotte Bobcats verses the Detroit Pistons. A special and proud moment for Camden Military Academy was our Color Guard being invited to present the colors at the game. It was a real treat to be able to witness our Color Guard present the colors during the national anthem right before tipoff. Our Headmaster, Col Boland; our Commandant, LTC Armstrong; and our Athletic Director, Coach Rice attended the game along with several other chaperones and 50 cadets. This was a reward trip for these cadets for their academic success and good behavior this semester.
The game itself was very enjoyable….if you were a Charlotte Bobcats fan! Al Jefferson was a 6’10” 290 pound beast in this game! He scored 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and handed out 7 assists as he led the way to a Charlotte Bobcats 116-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons. The Bobcats (25-30) are playing their best basketball of the season as they gear up for the stretch run and a shot at the franchise's second career playoff appearance. Not being a Detroit Pistons fan at all (still bad taste in my mouth from the “Motor City Bad Boys” back in the day when I was growing up watching John Salley, Isaiah Thomas, Rick Mahorn, Bill Laimbeer, and of course the worst-Dennis Rodman play), I enjoyed watching the Pistons get beat and seeing frustration setting in for them as the game went on. They finally snapped, or at least their leading scorer did, when Brandon Jennings was ejected from the game with 1:13 left after picking up his second technical foul for arguing a call.
On a side note (since I am a HUGE USC Gamecock fan), former South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end and top NFL draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney attended the game as well! Overall, the night was very enjoyable! I believe everyone who attended the game had a great time and appreciated time away from CMA campus!