The latest in the life and basketball career of Ben Woodside. Currently with TED Kolejliler Ankara in Turkey
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Nice home win
Good afternoon! Its a beautiful 70 degree day here in Ankara, Turkey! I just got back from our morning practice and thought it would be great to give you all an update about our last game. We played at home on Saturday and won 91-73. We played a great game from the start to the finish. Right off the bat we started up 12-0. We maintained about a 10 point lead throughout the first quarter and half of the second quarter. However, the team we were playing came back and were only down 4 points at halftime. Our opponent is a team that if they get hot and start shooting the ball well they can be dangerous and thats exactly what happened in the second quarter. At half time we made some adjustments and increased the lead gradually throughout the 2nd half and ended up winning by 18.
KP (Kirk Penney) and I with the double team
As a team we played a great game. We executed offensively and defensively just the way we prepared. It was a great game for us to bounce back with after a heart breaking loss the previous weekend. We had 3 guys in double figures. Jovo lead all scorers with 26 points (11-16 2fg, 4-4 ft), 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Kirk Penney had 23 points (3-4 2fg, 5-7 3fg, 2-2 ft), 1 rebound, 2 assists. Vanja (4 man) had 13 points (2-5 2fg, 2-4 3fg, 3-3 ft), 5 rebounds, 1 assist. I ended the game with 8 points (3-4 2fg, 0-3 3fg, 2-2 ft), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Also, our other 4 man Nedim (who is leading the league in rebounds) had 8 points (3-6 2fg, 1-5 ft), 10 rebounds, and 2 assists. Like I said before it was a solid game from our team and I was really happy with the win. Our next oppenent is Banvit on the road. We lost by 18 to them in a pre-season game. They are a very talented team with a solid bench. It will be another tough test for us on the road. I am already looking forward to the game and it is 4 days away :)!
KP displaying his awesome triple threat haha!
Other than that not much exciting news. I have been trying to stay in the Bible and read scripture on a daily basis and put what I read into my life. My wife and I started a new TV series "Homeland" a couple days ago. We have now already completed the first season because it is AMAZING! I highly suggest it if you are looking at finding a new show. Also, my wife updated her website about Turkish fashion if you are interested in checking it out her website is www.amandamosiac.com. What else... AJ got offered to be a photographer for an organization here in Turkey. I thought that was pretty neat and I am excited for her to start. Well, I need to grab some food and head back to our 2nd practice of the day. I hope that you are all doing well. Pray for those people on the east coast who are affected by the hurricane. Have a blessed and amazing day. Impact someone's life today :)! God Bless.. John 6:27