Nothing But Net

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James Lorimer Limited, Publishers, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 113 pages
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The Cape Breton Grizzly Bears are a bad news basketball team--they haven't won a single game all season. But the rules say a team from their region has to play in the Nova Scotia Invitational Tournament in Halifax, and they're it.

Their "star" player is the harebrained Chip Carson, whose constant scheming and practical jokes keep his coach and teammates permanently on edge. Once in Halifax, however, Chip's antics rally the team, driving them on an improbable run for the title.

Nothing But Net is the hilarious story of a bedraggled group of basketball misfits who turn certain defeat into heart-warming victory. [Fry Reading Level - 4.2]

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About the author (1997)

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, MICHAEL COLDWELL has worked as a reporter and freelance writer. As an aspiring stand-up comic, he performs at various Toronto nightclubs. He is an avid basketball player who insists he would be in the NBA today if it weren't for his trick knee.