11 avr. 2011

Champs.. once again!

So this past week has been filled with basketball, and not much else. We had been preparing for our Final Four weekend, and to win the Baltic League championship!

We had our first game on Friday, where we were playing another Lithuanian team so we knew them well. This was the fourth or fifth time that we have played them, so there was nothing new from either team. We struggled in the beginning of the game and couldn't hit anything! So needless to say the first half was an ugly one, as we missed one wide open shot after another, while the other team seemingly hit everything.

The second half was better, and we came back and ended up winning by 12. We were all happy that game was over, and that we could play the next day for the championship!

We ended up playing a team from Russia (Spartak). They have some very talented players, including a WNBA player so we had our hands full. We started out the game pretty well, and after the first quarter took it to them and built a 12 point half time lead. Everyone was playing so well, and held their best player to 3 points in the first half!

The second half we continued to press, and opened up a bigger lead. Spartak of course made a run at us, and hit some key shots to keep them in striking distance. After a couple big shots by us and defensive stops, we had our lead to 13 again and we had won the game!

The celebration was pretty much like the DnB cup! This time we got T SHIRTS!! We got some shirts that say 2011 Baltic League Champions, so as we celebrated.. we were getting t shirts handed to us! It was like I was back in college again :)! We had the medal ceremony and trophy presentation, along with the confetti again, so of course we felt like rock stars again... I must say I do not get tired of this!

Here are some Photos from the celebration....
 Probably one of my all time favorite photos! Me and Marina goofing off
 The team, Marina had to show off for the camera!
 The team with our trophy :)
 Marina, me, Amanda, and Geidre enjoying the confetti!
CHAMPS! Before the medal presentation, with our sweet shirts!

Here are a couple links for video of the game/celebration!

Well that was my weekend!! Now we only have left the Lithuanian playoffs, so hopefully another Championship!!!  Then Jackie comes to visit on Friday, and then my Canada Basketball trainer will visit next Tuesday.. then HOME!!!!!!!!! 
I still don't have a ticket home yet, as we don't know when our last game is.. but its about 2 weeks till I will be home! :) So exciting!

Until next time,


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