Monday, January 31, 2011

Euro Win, League Loss

We have had a couple of games under our belt since I last updated the blog. First we played down in Portugal for a EuroChallenge game and came away with a 67-64 come back win. Our defense struggled in the first half and we found ourselves down a couple baskets. The second half was a different story. We held them to 23 points total in the second half. Our defense really stepped up which allowed us to make our comeback and eventually win the game. We had 4 guys scoring in double figures. Yannick Bokolo and Jeff Greer both had 11 points, Mo Sene had 15 points. I had 17 points (4-9 2FG, 0-1 3FG, 9-10 FT) 5 assists, and 1 rebound. We are currently 1st in our group for the EuroChallenge with a record of 2-0. We play tomorrow night again at home vs a team from Latvia.

On Saturday we had a league game on the road in Cholet. I am going to try to keep this as short as possible, because it was the most frustrating game I have ever played in. I have NEVER seen a game refereed so poorly in my life. It is going to be to hard to explain all the details that went on during the game, but basically I fouled out while only playing 15 minutes. Every time I stepped on the floor the whistle would be blowing and they would be giving me a foul. I ended with 5 points (2-4 2FG, 1-2 FT) and 5 fouls in 15 minutes of action. It was a complete joke! We had 3 guys in double figures. Yannick had 11, Cyril had 10 and Juby Johnson had 15. We were down by one with 10 seconds to go and Juby had a shot for the win but it rattled out and we ended up losing 69-68. Thats all I can write about this game because even as I am writing this little paragraph I am getting heated and I have a little sweat forming on my forehead. Our record stands at 10-6 in league and we are currently in 5th place.

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Monday back home. Quick shout out to the Bison for getting that 2OT win on Saturday night. Tveidt scoring with a last second alley-oop lay up, so congrats to the Bison. Take care and God Bless (Joshua 1:9)

1 comment:

  1. Good evening Ben,
    I am happy to see that you are put of day your blog because I know that you are been very disapponted of the arbitators and I share so your opinion.
    Well, tomorrow is a other day and a other match, I pray for you that it's a better day, courage Ben, take your cold and I am hope for Bison same if I am sad for you.
    Good evening Ben, ha yes, how is the feet of your sister ?
    I see you again soon, God Bless (Joshua 1:9)
    kiss and a tomorrow at the match