The gym was rocking and fans were hollering, which made the scene resemble ones found at many other high school basketball games.
What made it different was that cameras were rolling, too.
But these weren’t just Mom-and-Dad-are-videotaping-it recording devices, but the kind that can present an event to a nationwide audience. And they were set up at
The game was big enough to entice
And Matthews didn’t disappoint either his future coach or the Mustangs backers in the crowd as he helped his team defeat the Wolverines 51-46. Matthews finished with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds.
While the game at Moraine’s new Health and
“It’s been a six-week process,” Moraine Athletic Director Bill Finn said during a Friday interview. “We had to make sure we got the game [and] we had to prove to them that we can handle it with the staff. [There was] a crew of around 40 people [to] set up the cameras, the microphones, cabling and other intricate stuff.
“The main challenge for the school at this point is to make sure the facility is clean, staffed and that there is enough change for those who are buying tickets."
Pre-broadcast work got underway Thursday night and continued in earnest on Friday morning.
“I’ve been working here since 10 a.m.,”
Moraine officials said the game was a boon to the school, which got a chance to show off its sleek athletic facility that opened in March.
“Our [men’s basketball] games usually attract between 150 and 250 people, but this game should have at least 2,000 people watching as well as a national audience,” Finn said hours before tip-off.
Neither he nor anyone else at Moraine went away disappointed.