Saturday, December 26, 2009
Season Greetings! I hope that everyone is having a happy holidays as we come to the close of the 2009 year. Everything has been going pretty well this month and the team has really picked it up. We are on a two game winning streak and you can see the confidence in the team really growing. Practices have been really competitive now that everyone is healthy and its paying dividends in the games.
Few games have gone by since I last blogged : Netayna, Nahriya and Ramat Gan. Netanya is a very fast and athletic team that likes to get up and down the floor to finish on the fast break. We had moments where we controlled the game and had out shot at the win but we could not get defensive stops. In the crucial part of the game, they were able to score on us and wound up beating us 94-87. It was a bad shooting night for me ( 7/16 fg's) and I ended the game with 19pts.
Next Game was against Nahriya at home and it was a game that we needed. From the beginning of the game we looked like a team with something to prove. We were aggressive on defense and able to get a lot of deflections to start fast breaks. We jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. We went on to win this game 78-68. I played very little in this game because I was out the previous three days of practice with a bad groin. I could have played if necessary but it was best not to increase risk of further injuring myself.
Our last game to date we had to go on the road and play against Ramat Gan. This is a team that has been struggling and is looking for their first win, so we knew they would come out fighting. Our offense came out executing in the first half but our defense wasn't at the intensity as the last game. Mid-way through the third quarter our defensive presence and we were able to stretch out lead out to 20. From there we went on to win the game 79-70, putting us on a two game win streak. I had 26pts this game but it felt good just to be back on the court and not out injured for a change.
Next game on the schedule we got Afula who has started the season very well so it should be a good game. Hope that everyone has a safe and sound New Year's and love & blessings to everyone!
Son Of The City