Monday, January 18, 2010

New Start

What's going on everyone! I know its been awhile since I last blogged but the team has been on a long break and we have been practicing a lot. During this time it has really given us a chance to gain some team chemistry and work on our team defense. The aura around the team has been pretty good, especially since we were riding a two game winning streak going into the break. Our first game out of the break was against Afula at home last night.

We start the game fast and jumped out to an early lead of 8-2 with some easy transition baskets. Our defense started slowing down since guys were a little fatigued due to the lack of game conditioning from the break. That allowed Afula to lead 48-43 at half time and that is way too many points to allow them on our home court in one half. In the second half, the guys caught their second wind and our defense picked up because of it. We were able to take the lead in the first couple of minutes of the half and never looked back. We held them to 28 total points in the second half and came away with the victory 91-76. It wasn't the prettiest game of the season but it was a win against a team that was ahead of us in the standings and extend our winning streak to 3. I finished the game with 26pts, 3 rebs. and 3 stls.

Now that the second half of the season has started, it feels good to start it off with a win. Next game is against a tough Ashkelon team on the road, so we have to buckle down this week and have some good practiced and be prepared. Until the next post....Be Blessed!