Sunday, December 12, 2010

7-3 French League, Tough Loss

Good evening. I am currently sitting in another hotel room in Paris this evening. I thought it would be a wonderful time to update you on how the past couple games have gone. We were 7-2 after 9 games with a win over Asvel. In that game we had 4 guys in double figures. I had 16 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, and 5 steals. We won the game 73-67. At that time we were tied for first place in our league.

However, after last night's tough loss we dropped back in the standings now. We lost last night to a good Chalon team. The final score was 80-70. We found ourselves slow from the start and we were down 20 points at half. We came storming back and brought it within 6 points with 4 minutes to go. They hit back to back 3's which pretty much sealed the deal for them. Our standing is now at 7-3 tied for 2nd with 3 other teams. It is definitely disappointing losing that game, but it is a long season and we need to stay focused and continue to get better. In that game we had 4 guys in double figures. Cyril had 15 points, Yannick had 10 points, and Juby had 11 points. I ended with 23 points (6-8 2FG, 1-4 3 FG, 8-9 FT), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals. Its a tough loss but now we have to regroup and get ready for our next game.

As you know I am in Paris we are waiting to catch a flight tomorrow for St. Petersburg, Russia. We are playing in a EuroChallenge game Tuesday night. It is going to be a tough game, since we lost to this team last time by 40 points. We didn't play well at all and this time we should put up a better fight. I hope everyone back home is safe with the storms that are traveling through. Shout out to both Bison Men's programs (football and basketball), they both played great the other night. Tough call by the refs on the football end of things and mens basketball took it too UND. Nice work! I need some rest so I will talk to you later. God Bless (Joshua 1:9)


  1. I hope you have a chance to see some of St. Petersburg. It is really beautiful. Good luck with the game. Will J.K.'s team be there?

  2. good morning Ben,
    just un small word because you are very tired , rest you and contrate for the match we talk to you later and to be prudence if it is a storm;
    good luck ben and God Bless
    I will think at you Ben
    bye and kiss

  3. Ben , I hope that your family will be to protect from storm
    to pray God

  4. good evening, Ben
    I follow the matchs and I disappointed for you that you have lose, you deserved this victory but this seeing that
    return to good on France and at sathurday for Roanne and this it does win !!!
    Ben, God bless (Joshua 1:9) I kown by heart
    good bye Ben