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Mens Basketball

NEW STEPS FOR SPORTS REACH BASTBALL ALUMS…

 Vic_JUNE Victor Oladipo, Indiana University, traveled to China in 2011. Drafted 2nd pick in the first round of NBA draft by Orlando Magic.
 Peyton_JUNE Peyton Siva, University of Louisville, traveled to China in 2010. Drafted with the 56th pick in the 2nd round in the NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.
 Shavon Shields, Aaron White Aaron White, University of Iowa, traveled to Brazil in 2012. Selected to play on the USA Jr. National Team at the World University Games in Russia.
 ELFRID_June Elfrid Payton, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, traveled to China 2013. Selected to play on the USA 19U team in the FIBA 19U World Championships in Czech Republic.
JUNE_Jordan Jordan Hulls, Indiana University, traveled to China in 2011 and has officially signed a contract to play for Energa Czarni Slupsk, a professional basketball club based in Slupsk, Poland

Continue to pray for others that are playing in the NBA Summer Leagues and preparing for tryouts and opportunities.

Far East Recap

FarEast1After a one year hiatus, it was off to the amazing land of China.  Sixteen people made up the party that spent May 11-26 on this exciting trip.

The team played seven games during finishing with 4-2-1 record. They played a team from Lithuania, going 3-2-1, and finishing with the pro team from Jianjisu, winning the only game. This was an interesting team in that they trailed every game by ten or more in the second half and only loss twice.

Along with the games, the team had a great opportunity to experience the culture of China with site seeing, travel, and local foods.  Add to this the wonderful time of getting to know the gracious folks in China and it made for a great trip.

FarEast4Here are some comments from some of the guys:

“It was an amazing trip.”
“Getting closer to God was the most important part of the trip for me.”
“At first, it was about playing good competition but as the trip went on, I really grew closer to God.”
“Now I truly understand what it means to follow Jesus. I never really knew that He had a plan for me.”
“To be honest, it was flat out fun.”

 

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Far East: Update #7 Baotou, China

GAME 7 Baotou, China (Inner Mongolia)
Thursday May 23
REACH USA 104
JIANGSU 98 OT

Thanks to a Travis Smith three-pointer from the corner at the buzzer, Reach USA finally got to experience an overtime game. With that, the team pulled off a 104-98 overtime win over Jiangsu. The Chinese team finished third in the NBL pro league this year and came in ready for a big win in front of a great local crowd. Reach was able to hold a four point lead at half only to see if dwindle to a nine point deficit.  Applying a full court press, the US team came back tie and go on to a big win.  Reach USA was led in scoring by Elfried Payton with 28, followed by TJ Price with 25. Payton also led the way with 9 rebounds.  Reach USA finished the tour with a 4-2-1 record. PTL!

NAME         FG-FGA  3PT-3PA FT-FTA ORB +DRB=TRB A TO S BS PF TP
PRICE            9-21          3-9        4-7          2+4=6             2   2  4  0   4  25
FANT             4-9             –          3-8          2+3=5             2   1   2 1   3  11
PAYTON       10-16         1-3       7-9           2+7=9            8   2   2  0   1 28
JOHNSON     4-6              -           -              2+3=5             3   1   0  2  5    8
MOORE         4-10          0-2       2-2          5+1=6             1   2   4   0  3  10
SMITH           4-6            2-3          -            0+3=3              4   1  3  0   4   10
WILSON        2-7            1-6         -            1+1=2               4   4  1  0  2     5
KAMBOLA    1-2              -          0-2          1+0=1              0    1  0  1  1    2
MEYERS        2-7           1-4         -             2+3=5              1    0  0   0  2    5
TOTALS        40-84        8-27    16-28        17+25=42    25  14  16 4 25 104

Far East: Update #6 Dianjing, China

GAME UPDATE 6

Dianjing, China Sunday May 19, 2013

Another comeback comes up just short for the Reach USA as they lost the last game in the six game series to the Atalets Lithunaia 71-69. The USA team held a six point edge at halftime, but were outscored 29-14 in the third. Trailing by as much as ten in the fourth, Reach came back to cut the lead to one and picked up a steal with 8 seconds left but had two shorts blocked.

Alfrid Payton led the team with 24 and Stacy Wilson tossed in 21.

NAME FG-FGA 3PT-3PA FT-FTA ORB DRB TRB A TO S BS PF TP
PAYTON 12-21 0-0 0-0 5 2 7 5 2 7 0 1 24
WILSON 8-14 5-8 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 3 0 3 21
FANT 0-12 0-1 1-4 3 1 4 0 1 2 0 2 0
PRICE 2-16 0-4 2-2 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 4 6
KAMBOLA 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 3
SMITH 2-8 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 4 0 3 4
MOORE 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 1 0 1 0 2 2
JOHNSON 4-10 0-0 0-1 6 3 9 0 1 3 0 5 8
MEYERS 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  30-89 5-16 4-9 21 21 42 11 8 20 0 21 69
                         
OPP 23-47 8-19 17-21 5 24 29 15 17 5 11 - 71

Far East: Game 5 Saturday May 19, Kaixian, China

Game 5 Saturday, Kaixian, China

LITHUANIA 101
REACH USA 74

After four games of combacks of 10 or more points, the streak has now ended.

Trailing by 15 at the end of the third, Reach made their normal charge by cutting the lead to 9. But that would be as close as they would get in the 101-74 defeat at the hand of the Lithuanian team. The inability to knock down shots in the fourth keep the USA team from staying unbeaten.

The Reach team had 4 players in double figures with TJ Price leading with 18. Elfrid Payton, George Fant, and DJ Johnson had 14.12, and 11 respectively. Payton had 9 rebounds and Fant chipped in with 8. Reach USA is now 3-1-1 heading into tomorrows final contest with the Lithuaniana.

NAME FG-FGA 3P-3PTA FT-FTA ORB DRB TRB A TO ST BS PF TP

SMITH 3-8  0-2  0-2  0  2  2  1  2  1  0  5  6
PRICE 6-12 1-4 5-6 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 18
MOORE 1-6 0-0 1-1 4 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 3
JOHNSON 5-11 0-0 1-2 6 0 6 0 1 1 0 3 11
FANT 5-8 0-0 2-3 1 7 8 1 4 1 0 3 12
PAYTON 7-19 0-0 0-2 6 3 9 1 3 2 0 2 14
WILSON 3-10 0-4 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 1 0 1 6
KAMBOLBA 2-3 0-0 0*0 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 3 4
MEYERS 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0