Monday, November 23, 2009
Hardwork & Preparation...
Last week we lost to Mersin and bounced back strong earning a win against Ceyhan this weekend.
“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.”
During those six long practice days the team made adjustments to prepare for Ceyhan. Unlike past weeks, this particular week we took a day to review Ceyhan’s plays and how we would guard them. Preparation and hardwork are keys to success. Our preparation and hardwork payed off this week. Winning was the only thing on our minds. We came out the gates powerful and never looked back. We pushed the lead to 20 in the second quarter but Ceyhan would not fall. They made a great fight back cutting the lead to about 4. After halftime we continued to throw punches that connected and Ceyhan began to tumble. The final score was 84-62.
On a side note right before the third quarter began the power went out in the gym. The weather was nice outside, no rain or thunderstorms were the reason to cause the interruption. While the power was getting fixed both teams were shooting to stay warm. Eventually the power turned back on and the lights came back on. Each team went back to their benches thinking the second half will start. Nope, not at all. The power cut off again!! It took another ten minutes for everything to work properly for our game to continue. Only in Turkey!!
Today we are back at work to continue our win streak vs Instanbul University on Saturday. A twin of one of my teammates, Roneeka Hodges, plays for Instanbul University. I’m excited to see them go head to head. It will be fun to watch but even more fun to continue our win streak! Wish us luck! Hooah!!!
Until next week…..K4K