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Griffin's Good Life: Lin Gamble

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Back in the mid 60s, a high school girl from a little northwest Louisiana community was attracting state wide attention for her basketball talent.

For Lin Gamble it all started at Central High of Grand Cane where she shattered records left and right. 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

But that was just the beginning… Lin Gamble played at Ouachita Baptist and went on to play for the USA team of 71, which finished second in the Pan American games.

She earned induction to all kinds of halls of fame, such as the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Today, Gamble's good life includes playing basketball with a three-on-three team called the Hoopaholics. A Shreveport-Bossier team that went to Cleveland to play in the 2013 National Senior Games.

"Our 60-plus team, that's our age, the category that we played in won the silver medal," she said. "We played nine games, lost one game by one point and another game by three points, came out the national runner up."

In many ways, for seniors like Gamble, the game of basketball is the game of life. Physically you can't do all the things you used to be able to do.. but you adapt… and still enjoy life to the fullest.

Lin Gamble has no intention of hanging up her basketball shoes.

She's already looking forward to the Hoopaholics qualifying to play in the senior games again in 2015.

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