Basketball isn’t one of Connie Brooks favorite sports. She recounts the events of the last Wednesday morning when Mrs Davis tells her that Walter wants to see her, and shares a few memories of her old robe that she loans to Miss Brooks.
As manager of the basketball team, Walter is having trouble with the star player, Stretch. Walter, the stomach with feet, and manager of the basketball team, tells Miss Brooks about the help that Stretch needs with English. The plan is to transfer Stretch from Miss Enright’s class, and into Miss Brooks. How will that help? Walter plans to give him plenty of moral support, if you know what he means.
Can Connie be swayed to convince Mr Conklin to approve the transfer? Her recent performance at school hasn’t exactly endeared her to him, but she finds herself giving it her best try. After meeting Stretch, it only makes her challenge all the more difficult. Mr Conklin isn’t buying off on the transfer, until rival principal, Frank Nelson, stops in to visit.
The rival principal gets under Concklins skin as he brings up last week’s fire, and the expected victory in the upcoming ball game. It’s just the push that’s needed to convince Conklin. He’ll go for it, but Stretch still has to pass today’s test. To sweeten the deal, Walter goes to the assistant basketball coach, Mr Boynton, to see what he might do to soften up Connie Brooks and ensure a passing grade for Stretch.
Connie doesn’t want to lower her standards, but Stretch gets a few helpers who crash his private oral test.