Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Hello everyone!  How are you all doing?  I have been a bit absent from the blog for awhile so I wanted to fill you in on what's been going on here in Ankara, Turkey.  First of all my wife and I had the opportunity to head home for a few days.  It was nice being back in the US and relaxing for a little bit.  We were at our half way point of the season and we got a week off.  It was a nice little break to get the body healthy again and more importantly get mentally recharged.  We have been back in Ankara for a few weeks again.

On the basketball side of things we had a game vs. Karsiyaka (away) awhile ago and got destroyed 66-87.  It was a terrible game for us both defensively and offensively.  We were not executing on offense and we were not playing team defense at all.  I had 4 points (0-2 2fg, 1-2 3fg, 1-2 ft), 2 assists, and 1 rebound.  It was a very frustrating game.

Our next game we played was on the road again vs Tofas.  We had beat them previously in the year but they were only 2 games behind us in the standings.  It was a big game for us and we came out with a 93-80 win.  We played so much better than our previous game.  On offense we were clicking and we were getting stops on defense.  It was nice to see the team turn it around and play much better.  I had 10 points (2-4 2fg, 0-1 3fg, 6-6 ft), 6 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal.  Our record now stands at 9-7 and 7th place in the league.  Our next game is on Sun. vs the number 1 team in our league Fenerbache.  We play them at home so it should be an exciting game.

Thats about it from a basketball standpoint.  I high suggest you check out my wife's website amandamosic.com.  She is doing an outstanding job with her new website/bog.  Also, if you are looking for a photographer, I am bias (of course), but my wife does an amazing job.  She recently just finished her 1st senior photo session!!  She has some of the photos posted on her website and they look incredible.  Again, if you are looking for a photographer you should contact her!! :)!  I am going to put my feet up a bit before our next practice.  I hope you have a blessed and amazing Tuesday!! God Bless.. 1 Peter 1:8-9

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tough Loss

Running a play
Good morning everyone!  Our last game we played was on Monday against Besiktas and we lost by 5, 64-69.  As you can see by the score it was a low scoring, grind out type of game.  We got off to a terrible start in the first quarter trailing 3-14 to start the game.  We were completely out of sync and were getting beat in transition all the time.  However, in the second half we came alive and inched our way back.  Finding ourselves down by only 2 points with a 1:30 to go in the game.  On the next possession Besiktas hit a 3 pointer to make it a 5 point game and it stayed that way the last minute.  I ended the game with 12 points (4-8 2fg, 0-3 3fg, 4-4 ft), 9 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Our record is 8-6 in 7th place alone in the league.  Our next game is on Saturday out in Izmir, Turkey where we play Karsiyaka.  They are a very good team and are in 4th place in the league.  It will be another great opportunity to go out there and try and get a win on the road.  I am looking forward to it.
Talking strategy

Other than that everything is going well out here in Turkey.  I want to give a S/O to my sister Bryn Woodside for having an excellent Junior year in basketball and academics.  Extremely proud of her!  Have a wonderful Thursday!  Time for me to go and get ready for practice.  God Bless! Galatians 2:20

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Long Time No Post

Driving baseline
Hey everyone!  Good afternoon from Ankara, Turkey.  I haven't updated my blog recently so I am going to give you a quick update on how our past two games went.  We are currently 8-5 tied for 6th place in the league.  Two weeks ago we played Turk Telecom.  We ended up winning 89-55.  I hardly played a half of basketball because of our lead.  I ended the game with 7 points (1-2 3fg, 4-4 ft), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.  We played excellent on defense during game from start to finish.  It was a great team win for us.

Our next game, which was last week, we played Mersin.  We won a barn burner 88-85.  We played really well in the first half, but we got off to a slow start in the second half and Mersin capitalized and the game was close from that point on.  I ended with 15 points (4-8 2fg, 0-1 3fg, 7-9 ft), 9 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks.  Can you believe it I lead our team in blocks haha!!  It was a great win for our team and it extended our winning streak to 5 games, which puts our record as I stated before at 8-5.  Tomorrow we have our next game vs. Besiktas.  They are an extremely talented team.  It will be a tough game for us.  We need to come out with a lot of energy like we have the past few games.  Their record is also 8-5.  We are tied for 6th place in the league with them.  It will be an exciting game!

There is a quick update for you on how our games have been going.  I haven't been on the blog at all lately because as you know my Dad was over here for Christmas.  We had an amazing time with him and some great memories that will last forever.  We went all over from sight-seeing in Istanbul to old castles in Ankara!  It was quite the adventure!  I gotta give a S/O to the NDSU Football team for winning ANOTHER National Championship!  Back2back!  Also the NDSU Basketball team is off to a hot start in Summit League action with a record of 4-0.  I stated this along time ago but I am predicting they are heading to the tourney this year!  Have a blessed Sunday!  God Bless! 2 Corinthians 10:17-18