for most of the shots i was at 1600iso, f3.5/4 (i was using shutter priority), and i was going back and forth between 1/200, 1/250, and 1/320. i wasn't sure if 1/200 would stop the action so i switched to the faster shutter speeds but then i had to zoom out to get the larger aperture. i was right on the baseline and was shooting at 20mm. i haven't edited the photos at all with the exception of neatimage to get rid of the noise which is perhaps why the photos don't look as crisp? i've never used a noise reduction program before so this was my first start at that as well. i may go in later and try to crop some of them to see what comes of it, but i dont really have the knack for editing.
I was thinking the same thing i thought that it was practice game.All you need to do is tighten up the crops and you have some great shots. By the looks you were shooting with the WB on Florescent because the shots are tinging one magenta. That's an easy fix though.
EDIT: Not that it reflects negatively on your shots at all, but dang, that team needs to work on their promotions a bit. That arena is as empty as it gets.
I love shooting on the 50mm f/1.8 it really does a good job to help get some of that lower lighting that fills the gyms.haha it was not a practice...no one really goes to the women's games.
i just bought a 50mm f1.8 today so i'm pretty excited and if i get another chance to shoot at a game i'll definitely have a faster lens and won't have to worry so much about a low shutter speed.