In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle - Section 4: Chapters 8-9 Summary & Analysis

Madeleine Blais
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The Hurricanes have their first game of the season, against West Springfield. They were expecting to win and they did. Kathleen, Kristin, and the two Emilys meshed well together to create a safe area for the two high scorers – Jen and Jamila – to run up the points.

The local newspaper predicted Northampton to win the year, with Amherst coming in third or fourth. This invigorated the girls and made them work harder.

During a game two days before Christmas, the team was playing strangely. Whenever possible, they'd pass the ball over to Jen so she could score. It was an unusual offense, but everyone knew what they were doing. It was all so that Jen could score her 1,000th point. The crowd went wild and someone in a fluffy pink gorilla suit came out with balloons and flowers.

As much as Jen...

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