The Basket Counts

On-court hostility threatens Mel’s place on the team Mel Jensen is new to the Titans basketball team, but he knows he could be a vital part of the starting lineup—if only two other plays would give him a chance to show his stuff. But Caskie and Stoney seem bent on ignoring him, and Mel knows …

Center Court Sting

Forward Daren McCall is quick with an insult, quick to take offense, and quick to blame anyone but himself for his troubles. So when center Lou Bettman accuses him first of bad-mouthing him, then of vandalism, Daren turns the tables and insists that Lou is out to get him. The team splits into two camps, …

Long Shot for Paul

No one tries harder than Paul…but is that enough? Paul Marlette is a special needs kid — a little slow to learn, but always eager to try. His brother, Glenn, is determined to teach him to play basketball well enough to become part of the Sabers team. Under Glenn’s patient guidance, Paul improves. But there’s …

Red-Hot Hightops

Are Kelly’s new hightops magically helping her game? When Kelly Roberts plays basketball at home with her friend Ester, she’s a whiz, but as soon as she faces a crowd, she freezes. Then one day Kelly finds a brand-new pair of red hightops in her locker. They fit her perfectly, and whenever she wears them, …

Wheel Wizards

Seth learns to compete on the basketball court, despite his injury Twelve-year-old Seth Pender thinks his life came to an end when he suffered a spinal injury that left him confined to a wheelchair. Seth, an athlete who loves basketball, is sure he’ll never play again. He grows sullen and silent, unresponsive when his family …

Johnny Long Legs

Johnny’s tall, but can he play hoops? Everyone in Johnny Reese’s new school assumes that his long legs will make him the star of the White Cats basketball team. But his legs have no spring, and his shorter teammates can easily out jump him. On top of his troubles on the court, Johnny has to …

Shoot for the Hoop

Can Rusty win the fight and return to the game he loves? When Rusty Young is diagnosed with diabetes, his parents want him to stop playing basketball. But that doesn’t fit in with Rusty’s plan — and when he learns that his friends have formed a summer league team coached by an energetic newcomer, he’s …