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Life with the Lady Flames: Alex's Angle

January 1, 2009
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Alexandria Bream and the Lady Flames closed out 2008 with a bang on Tuesday, winning the Hokie Hardwood Classic championship.

Alexandria Bream and the Lady Flames closed out 2008 with a bang on Tuesday, winning the Hokie Hardwood Classic championship.

Today, LibertyFlames.com continues a new feature for the 2008-09 women's basketball season, "Life with the Lady Flames." From now until the end of the season, Liberty's six seniors will provide a unique look inside the women's basketball program, by way of journal entries. The series continues with Alexandria Bream.

I love Christmas! I love going back home to Pennsylvania, where I'm from, and seeing snow on the ground and houses decorated with Christmas lights. But every year, Christmas seems to come and go so fast. Everyone from the team is back from their hometowns after Christmas break, and it sounds like everyone enjoyed themselves and enjoyed spending time with their families and close friends.

My Christmas, on the other hand, was quite different this year. December 17 started the recovery process from my ACL tear. I had surgery on the morning of the 17th and, after my experience, I pray that I never have to have another surgery again! I was slightly nervous for the surgery beforehand, but actually underestimated the effects of it. Little did I know I was going to be sick from the anesthesia for about three days after the surgery! It was not a fun experience, but each day gets better and each day my knee feels stronger. So, I thank God for that and for giving me the strength to get through the surgery.

I came back to Lynchburg a few days later than the other girls, due to my surgery. The team had already left for the Virginia Tech tournament the day I returned. We played North Carolina A&T on Monday and won, 72 to 58. Despite some adversity in the beginning of the season, the girls are really starting to play well together. The second half against North Carolina A&T was when I really saw the team starting to click.

After winning on Monday, we matched up against the hosts of the tournament, the Virginia Tech Hokies, on Tuesday. Intensity and effort, along with our execution of the offenses, earned the Liberty Lady Flames our first victory ever over Virginia Tech in women's basketball! The game was such a fun game to watch, and the girls played their hearts out. Beating Virginia Tech has been one of our goals since the day we got to Liberty. It is a close game every time we play them, and to be victorious this year is a great accomplishment for us. We can only keep building from the win!

God has been working through our team in so many ways, and it is awesome to see Him through our victories, and even our losses. God has a plan for our team, and each individual on our team, and I think that is so neat to think about! Our next game is this Saturday, against Gardner Webb in the Vines Center. We hope to see you there!

Previous Life with the Lady Flames entries
Oct. 28 - Moriah Frazee
Nov. 4 - Rebecca Lightfoot
Nov. 11 - Molly Frazee
Nov. 18 - Alexandria Bream
Nov. 25 - Megan Frazee
Dec. 2 - Rachel Hammond
Dec. 9 - Moriah Frazee
Dec. 23 - Molly Frazee