Tough 3-Point Loss against MZT

19 12 2010

Playing on TV and at home, we had high hopes coming into the game.  We started slow but got things going and had chances win down the stretch.  It just wasn’t meant to happen this time.  They made two free throws to go up by 4 with 5 seconds remaining in the game and took the win 72-75.

We are scheduled to  have 1 more game before the holiday break but there is a chance the game will be moved to January.

I still can’t do everything like before but my knee is improving everyday.

Not enough time to get the Win

9 11 2010

On Saturday, we played Torus at home.  We dug a whole but kept fighting til the end.  Torus was happy to see the time expire because we had all the momentum down the stretch.  To see the box score click HERE.  If you notice that I didn’t play, I will send an injury update very soon.

A Unique Team and GM

28 10 2010

I have an inchoate feeling that there is a bright future for ABA Strumica.  Part of the reason for that is our General Manager.  It is very rare that you come across an American GM in European basketball, especially in Macedonia. But what is truly unique about our GM, Ryan Smith, is that he is a Christian.
The reason Ryan and his wife Jyl are in Macedonia is to share the love of Christ and positively impact Macedonians.  That sure doesn’t sound like most basketball clubs, but it is working.  From top to bottom there is a Christian community supporting the team and doing big things in the lives of the people.
The team regularly takes part in community projects and also works with kids.  Below is a photo of our first workday cleaning up some trash in the community.  The vision for ABA is big and Godly, and I am excited to share a piece of what is taking place.

The Team at Work in Macedonia

If you are interested in giving to the ABA Sports Ministry you can visit and give to ABA Basketball- Balkans Ministry.

Big Win for ABA Strumica

21 10 2010

We had a great win last night at home 82-74.  It was a great team effort and a much needed win.  The fans and the environment were wonderful here in Strumica.  We hope to keep building on this!  Stats to come soon.

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