The latest in the life and basketball career of Ben Woodside. Currently with TED Kolejliler Ankara in Turkey
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Good afternoon from Turkey! I am waiting to go to our second practice today so I thought I would give you an update on how our last game went. We suffered a tough 89-93 loss to Antalya (who was in last place in the league) at home. We were ahead the entire game until the 4th quarter again. In our last 2 losses both games we have lost the 4th and final quarter. We definitely didn't play a very good game but it came down to the last couple minutes of regulation (I was on the bench), and they had a couple offensive rebounds and made a couple tough shots that made the difference in the end. Both teams were playing hard but I gotta give credit to Antalya for their execution offensively as well as defensively. They played a solid game, changing up defenses, playing a great pick and roll game and keeping us on our heels. I ended the game with 10 points (2-4 2fg, 2-6 3fg), 3 assists, and 1 rebound. It is the second game in a row that I haven't been to the FT line. Thats quite an impressive stat considering I used to live at the FT (guess I gotta be more aggressive). Our record stands at 3-4 in the league tied for 7th out of 16.
Driving to the bucket
Our next game is against Aliaga on the road out in Izmir, Turkey. We need a solid week of practice to get better and work on the things that we struggle with. I am looking forward to getting back in the gym and competing. Our next game is on Sunday, Dec. 2nd. I can't believe it is almost December already, where has this year gone. That is all the news from Turkey. I hope you all were safe during Black Friday shopping and I hope you had a wonderful time with you family members over Thanksgiving! Have an amazing day! God Bless! Titus 2:11