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Father, daughter face off on basketball court

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It was an unusual matchup for Georgetown senior guard Kaitlin Walla as they went up against East View.

"He stuck his tongue out at me at the beginning of the game, classy dad, classy," Kaitlin said.

Kaitlin's dad Dave, who coached her for several years, is now on the opposite side, coaching against her, as the head coach for the East View girls basketball team.

"There's some mixed feelings. It's like get on her, get on her. Nice shot Kaitlin. Get on her. Get on her. She's just very hard to stop," said Dave Walla.

Kaitlin added, "It's still hard. I kind of ignore (him). I don't look over there. I'm like I'm not playing my dad. I'm not playing my dad. I just concentrate on the game. But I have all the respect in the world for him. Like I always say, I love him, but I'm competitive. So I like to win too."

With Kaitlin being a senior, who's headed to Texas State, Georgetown's recent matchup against East View is the second and last time that her dad will coach against her. So you may be wondering in those two meetings, who did mom root for, the daughter or the husband?

"Everything's equal in the family between kids and husband, yeah. It's gotta be. Next year I'll be with East View. Sorry Georgetown," said Kim Walla.

Dave Walla added this time of year is when it gets really tough for him.

"This is the hard part, when next few games I miss her, miss senior night, things like that," Dave said. "I'll see her in the playoffs and hopefully they go deep, and end up in the Erwin (Center)."

"He knows my game better than anyone else," Kaitlin said. "So if there's anything off my shot he can fix it in like an instant. It's fun. I think we both, we have fun with it. We both respect each other and both secretly cheer for each other."

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