Wednesday, April 28, 2010

On to the Cup Championship

Well, well, well...BCM Gravelines is going to be playing in the French Cup Championship on May 16th. Last night we had the semi-final game of the French Cup and we came away with a win verse Rouen. It was a great game from the opening tip until the final buzzer. We ended up winning 72-69. We extended our lead a couple times to 10 points throughout the game but Rouen very gave up and they fought until the final buzzer. We ended up being up by 2 points with 17 seconds to go and I got fouled. I went to the line to shoot my two free throws and I missed the first one. I ended up making the second free throw and going ahead by 3 points. They got a couple shots on the final possession to try and tie the game but none of them went down. Below is a little highlight from last nights game. Also below is highlights from our game last Saturday at home verse Poitiers. We were all pretty excited about the win last night and it will be great for us to compete for a championship come May 16th. We had 3 guys in double figures last night. I had 21 points (7-14 TFG, 2-7 3FG, 5-7 FG, 5-6 FT), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 TO. Demetris Nichols had 17 points, 7 rebounds and JK Edwards had 16 points and 7 rebounds. It was a good win for us and we are looking forward to the championship game, but first we have a game on Friday in Nancy. It will be a big game for us but a tough one since it is on the road and we are tied with them for 4th place right now.

Well I am going to relax and watch a movie. I hope you have a wonderful night back home. It was 82 degrees here today and it is making me really want summer to come around. I was very comfortable wearing shorts and a t-shirt all day. I will fill you in on how the game goes on Friday. Goodnight and God Bless! (Joshua 1:9)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Good afternoon! I am currently streaming the NBA playoffs on my computer and there is a break in the action so I figured I would fill you in on how our game went last night. As you can tell in my title we got a win. A much needed win to say the least. We were on a 2 game losing streak so last night's win was great for us. Hopefully it can get us back on track since we have 2 games this week. We have our Final Four French Cup game on Tuesday down in Rouen and then we have our regular season French League game on Friday vs Nancy.

Last night we were down most of the game until the 4th quarter were we cut the deficit to 2 points and eventually took the lead. The first half we weren't attacking the basket enough and we weren't being aggressive enough, but in the 2nd half we were a lot more aggressive and we were getting to the basket more. We were down by 10 points in the 3rd quarter and then our defense started to step up and we got some important defense stops when we needed them. We ended up winning the game 77-68. We had a very balanced scoring effort last night with 5 guys in double figures. I had 20 points (5-12 TFG, 3-6 FG, 2-6 3FG, 8-9 FT), 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 turnovers. Cyril had 16 points, 6 rebounds. JK had 12 points, 7 rebounds. Juby Johnson had 10 points and Tony Stanley had 11 points. It was nice getting a win under our belt again so hopefully we can carry that over to next week's games.

Otherwise not much else is new over here in France. The season is starting to whined down with 2 regular season games left and then the start of playoffs. Weather is nice which is making me look forward to the nice summer weather ahead. Hope you have a blessed Sunday. Watching the Cavs game today?? Take care and God Bless :) (Joshua 1:9)

Monday, April 19, 2010

2 in a Row

Good Evening! I hope you are having a wonderful afternoon/evening. I am currently watching the Boston Marathon on T.V. since there isn't anything else on that I can understand. I am watching it and I can't wait for when my mom qualifies for it.. I know she can do it!

We had a tough game slip away from us this weekend. We played Strasburg on Saturday and lost 85-74, which makes for 2 losses in a row for us. We were up by 12 points in the 3rd quarter, however Strasburg cut into the lead at the end of the 3rd and ended up going up by 1 point with 7 minutes to go in the game. We couldn't find a rhythm and ended up missing shots. During the end of the 3rd and 4th quarter we didn't get the defensive stops that we needed. With that loss we drop to 5th place in our league. We have 3 regular season games to go and hopefully we can pull together these games down the stretch. I led the team with 16 points (5-10 TFG, 3-5FG & 2-5 3FG), 3 assists, and 2 rebounds, 0 turnovers. JK Edwards had 13 points (6-13 FG) and 8 rebounds and Tony Stanley rounded out the top guys in double figures with 10 points. This week we have to regroup and get a win this weekend at home when we play Poitiers. We lost to them down at their place earlier in the year but looking forward to playing them on Saturday.

I have posted a couple pictures from our game on Saturday. I hope that you are having a great start to your week and take care. My blessing's from France!! God Bless (Joshua 1:9)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Highlights from French Cup Game

Here are some highlights from our last French Cup game at home when we played Chalon. We have a French League game tomorrow vs Strasburg. I will update my blog and let you know how it went. God Bless (Joshua 1:9)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tough One

Hello again, it is a windy afternoon over here in Gravelines, France but the sun is shining. I can tell that summer is getting closer with the daylight lasting longer. It doesn't get dark over here until around 9pm so my days are full of light which I enjoy. As you know we had game on the road last Saturday down in Orleans. It was a good game from both teams however we ended up coming up short with a 67-73 loss. We are now tied with 3 teams at 17-9 for the 3rd place spot. There were a couple keys to the game that hurt us: 1. Offensive Rebounds, we got killed on the glass and they had a number of 2nd chance points. 2. Turnovers, we had 11 turnovers compared to their 2. It seemed like we had a lot more than that but it is the simple fact that Orleans only turned it over 2 times so it makes are 11 seem like a lot. We had 4 guys in double figures. I had 11 points (1-2 FG, 3-6 3FG), 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1 turnover. Jk Edwards, Yannick Bokolo, and Juby Johnson were the other players in double figures for the game.

Our last 3 out of 4 games are at home which is nice. What is also nice is that my mom, aunt, and cousin are coming over to visit me starting on Saturday and staying for a week. It will be great having company around the townhouse and I will most definitely be enjoying my moms cooking. I might be slacking on the whole "dishes" part next week since I will have 3 ladies at the house that I am sure would love to do some dishes haha jk. But they do get to see 2 games and I will take them to a couple different cities around the area to show them what France is all about. I am going to watch a movie and relax now. I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for checking out my blog. God Bless (Joshua 1:9)!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Final 4

Good afternoon! I want to give you a little update on how our game went last night for the French Cup. We played Chalon in the French Cup at home last night. We came away with a 81-56 win. With that win we are now in the Final 4 for the French Cup Championship. If we are to win our next game then we head down to Paris to play for the Championship. I want to remind you that the French Cup is completely separate from our French League games. We still have 5 regular season French League games ahead of us and then playoff's start May 19th. Last night we had a very solid game defensively. I think we played some great defense throughout most of the game. We had 3 guys in double figures. I had 14 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. Tony Stanley had 14 points (5/5 FG), and JK Edwards had 14 points to round out the 3 guys in double figures. We also had a number of guys that were right under double figures for scoring, so it was another balanced night for us on offense. Our next opponent for the French Cup is Rouen. We play them at their place. It will be a tough game for us down there, we played them once down their already this year and we came away with a 2 point win. We had to hit free throws down the stretch to win the game so it will be an interesting game for us. I believe that game is going to be played April 27th.

Below are some highlights from our regular season French League game that we played last Saturday. I wish I could directly post the highlights onto my blog but for some reason the html doesn't work so I gotta live with putting a link up for you. I hope you have a wonderful day and remember to be thankful for all that you have. God Bless (Joshua 1:9)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Home Win

Good evening! I just got back from eating supper and watching a bball game at the Edwards residence. It was a fabulous meal and I am stuffed right now. I wanted to fill you in on how our game went last night and what is in store for us next week. We played Dijon last night and came away with a convincing win 88-54. It was a nice win for us at home and we are 17-8 now in the league. We will have to see what place we are in after today's games which are being played right now. It was a well balanced scoring effort throughout the whole team. Cyril lead the way with 20 points, 7 rebounds in 34 min of play. JK had 13 points, 4 rebounds. Juby Johnson had 13 points, 4 rebounds both playing 21 minutes. I had 13 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals in 23 minutes of play. We again had a number of guys in double figures which is always nice to see.

Next week we play on Tuesday for the French Cup. If we win on Tuesday we will be in the final 4 for the French Cup Championship. We play Chalon who we have played a couple times this season already. Then we play Orleans next Saturday for a French League game down in Orleans. It should be a great week of basketball and of course I always enjoy playing 2 games a week so I am super excited for that. The more games the better!! Hopefully we can string some wins together next week. I will give you a update on how the games go next week. I hope you all have a HAPPY EASTER. First remember why we celebrate Easter, and also be thankful for the family and friends you are around, nothing better than spending time with people that you enjoy being around. Have a wonderful night. God Bless (Joshua 1:9).