Brazil Update #3
Brazil Update #3, Monday, 12:25 am, 8/5/2012
Another long, but productive day. Day begins with Coach Pace and Coach Schuberth with the girl’s team leading a coaches clinic. The number of coaches was down from last year, but had some teams show up and it turned out great. In the meantime, the guy’s team headed to the beach to get a little relaxing the whirlwind arrival. The girls joined them a little later and the winner of this part of the day was the sun. (some slight redness on many players and at least one coach, ME!)
After all of us headed back to hotel for a little nap before the evening came upon us, the girls headed out to help work with some kids at church that was a ways out. They played games with the kids and shared as well. In the evening, Anja Shelton and Chloe Elam shared testimonies in the evening service.
As for the guys, we headed over to the gym and had a chance to share with the other team before the game while a girl’s game was going on. The group was very attentive and we had 3 guys indicate a decision for Christ. Our guys were doing a great job of taking pictures and mingling with the crowd.
The game was a good one of us. We beat IBFF 114-54. We played hard and worked well together. Guys seem to be coming together nicely. Tyler Stone (SEMO) had a triple double with 25 pints, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocked shot. Aaron White (Iowa) dropped in 34 and grabbed 13 rebounds while Travis Smith (Mercer) had 24 points and had 12 assists.
The neatest part was when a couple of the players for IBFF stopped us and shared how much they appreciated us coming to play them. They said as much fun as it was, what we shared in the hall way was more meaning for now and for the rest of their lives. Praise the Lord! And yes, we finally got the last bag.
Sports Reach 114
(points-rebounds-assists) Wilson 15-4-5; Myers 10-6-4; Smith 24-4-12; White 34-13-1; Winston 6-4-9; Stone 25-14-5 (10 blocked shots)