Sunday, December 19, 2010

Another Loss

Tough loss last night for BCM at home. We played the #1 team (Roanne) in the league and lost 80-74. This loss definitely hurts us and puts us all the way back to 5th in the league right now. Its still a long season but I really wanted that game last night. Roanne ended up hitting 17 three pointers. They scored 51 out of their 80 points off of 3 pointers. We had 3 guys in double figures last night. Juby had 10 points and Yannick had 15 points. I had 25 points (7-14 2FG, 2-4 3FG, 5-8 FT), 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. You have to give credit to Roanne they were hot last night and it didn't seem like they ever missed. We have to get ready for our next game on Tuesday. We have a EuroChallenge game at home vs a Hungarian and if we win by more than 2 points we qualify for the next round. So no matter how much last nights game hurts we need to get ready to play a big game on Tuesday.

Otherwise not much else is new over here in France. We are getting some snow right now, not nearly as bad as it is back home but it is the most I have seen over here in France. Looking forward to spending time with the family of Christmas. Shout out to my sister Bryn, she is currently the starting point guard for her high school team as a 9th grader. She is doing really well so keep up the good work! Thats all for now, take care and God Bless (Joshua 1:9)

Friday, December 17, 2010


Good evening, it is cold over here in France but I am guessing that it isn't as bad as back home. Its a perfect night for some hot chocolate and a movie!! I wanted to fill you in on our last EuroChallenge game out in Russia. We played the team that beat us earlier in the year by 40, except this time it was a much closer game. We ended up losing 85-77 but it was a pretty good game throughout. I ended up with 15 points, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 rebounds. We are currently 2-3 in EuroChallenge, however if we beat the Hungarian team at home next Tuesday by more than 2 points we will advance to the next round of EuroChallenge.

Speaking of looking ahead we have a big game tomorrow night vs Roanne. They are currently in 1st place in our league at 8-2. We are right behind them at 7-3. The game is sold out for tomorrow night and it is live on TV across France. It should be a pretty exciting atmosphere in the Sportica. Hopefully we can get things rolling again and have a great game defensively. Well that is all for now, I just got the call from the kitchen that supper is ready, and boy do I love my fiances cooking!!! Have a wonderful night and stay warm. God Bless (Joshua 1:9)

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)