I enjoyed photographing high school sports for The News Connection - a local newspaper in north Texas. I was working behind the basket for this basketball game at Lewisville High School; this spot on the court can be dangerous at times. The ball in this photo was quickly flying out of bounds & toward my face. I made a quick decision to hold my ground, get the photo, & worry about my face later. This young man, Lewisville senior Broderic Matthews, reached in & batted the ball off to side just before it was about to crash into my camera & face. I was so grateful! This photo made the sports page. Days later, his math teacher, who was one of my photography students, told me how Broderic loved seeing this photo of him in the newspaper! Photo made in Lewisville TX on January 20, 2009.