Ben is an 11 year old boy that just finished a good season of football. Now it’s basketball season. His team,the Rockwell Rams play their biggest rivals, the Darby Bears. They got a new player named Chase Braggs. He is very good at basketball and Ben really wants to beat him.
Ben and Chase play each other several times throughout the season. They each look forward too playing each other to see who is better and can eventually win the championship game. However, Ben’s team wasn’t able to win all year long.
Chase wanted Ben and his friend Lily too both believe that Chase is better than him. Ben really doesn’t like Chase and that made Lily mad at him because she thinks he’s nice. Ben wanted to be better than Chase so he practiced for hours so he could be better and finally beat his team.
They finally play against each other again and this time it’s the championship game. It was a very close game the whole time. Ben was going up for a lay up and Chase pushes him into the wall and he hurts his shoulder. Ben plays through the pain until the game is over.
Rockwell beats Darby by one point and Ben had finally beaten Chase for the first time.
After the game Ben and Chase started to talk to each other. They both find they love being competitive and the love to win. After this they became friends.