Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Disappointing weekend..

Saturday -
Crusaders- 64 Tauton Tigers- 89
This was a super disappointing game because this team was not better than us, and if they were then they definitely weren't 25pts better than us! We started the first half off great only being down 4pts, and I had 11 of our first 15pts to start off the game. So things were going well and we were moving the ball and making them work defensively.
Start of the second half they went on a 10pt run to increase their lead, and it wasn't neccessarily bad defense it was them hitting tough shots with the shot clock running down and a hand in their face. We never gave up despite the defecit and even cut the lead down to 9pts, but that was as far as we could get it. It was a tough loss as this team was only 1 win ahead of us and also fighting for the playoff race. I finished with 16pts 8rebs. 3asts and 1blk. and also two pretty nice dunks :)

Crusaders- 65 London Mets- 98
As if the day before was bad enough, today was worse! To start off we only had 6 guys who could actually play any minutes, BUT a FIBA rule states that you must bring at least 8 players in uniform otherwise you can get fined. So we brought a player thats hurt and then our coach also suited up hahah (but watch out cuz he's a hooper and played pro for 6 yrs)! We currently have 3 guys hurt and then 1 player couldn't miss work otherwise they were going to "can" him, so as if going into a tough road game on the back end of a doubleheader wasn't enough now go ahead and throw in us only having 6 guys... lol, but not really!
We started off well and I scored our first 5 points, it was a tight game and we were right there with them only down 6 at half time! BUT as we've done the past 3 games, we got stomped in the 3rd quarter and then it just carried over to the 4th as well. I'm not gonna lie and say that I wasn't absolutely beat out of gas haha. I wanted a break so bad so I could catch my breath but there were no rests to be had this game. 4 of us played all 40 minutes of "up and down" run and gun basketball with this team and I was starting to cramp up in the last few minutes.
I only finished with 8pts, 7rebs, 3asts and 2blks as I didn't nearly get as many shots as I have been in previous games. It was a disappointing match for the team and also me personally. So now we just have to put these last 2 games behind us and look on to our last 7 games, 5 of which are on the road! tough... Luckily for us we don't have a match next weekend and will get some crucial rest so hopefully we can get some of our injured guys back!
Outside of our tough loss it was nice to get to see some of London briefly. I can't wait to get back and see more of what Lodon has to offer!
Until tomorrow...
"make it happen"

1 comment:

  1. Hey Matt! Congrats on your new bball gig in England! Very cool. :)
    Glad to see you are doing what you love and in experiencing a new country.
    Take care!