Friday, January 14, 2011

blogging + bball + wine

oof dah. i just looked at my blog and realized its been days since i even thought about it. its friday night. 9:45. i left work about an hour ago. i know. its sad. and thats why i haven't thought about my blog in so long. super busy. i like it. but i wish i was more effective.

this should be a post about things i like. i like right now. i'm watching my brothers game online - actually watching. the stupid nsic doesn't have their system set up to watch on a mac, so i am watching on my work laptop. how lame is that?? stoopid. anyway, the bad team just shot a basket and missed. :) we are slightly ahead but now i am going to knock on my head so that i dont jinx them. its a TOUGH game. player got 2 fouls right away and was out most of the first half until two other people also got 2 fouls. he's in now and playing conservatively, which is good. under a minute to play. awesome. woo hoo. (a minute in the half, that is). 23 seconds now. mary leading by 4. less than 25 pts for each team in a half. not gonna get to 80 pts in this game.

anyway, was at work super late. talked to my friend in france for an hour, so that was nice. although i can find that we're distant. we don't talk as often and she's married now. and i'm slightly concerned because we're in similar industries so i can't talk about work as freely as i'd like. its interesting. some people have a best friend since they were 6 years old. i'm not one of those people. i wonder if that means anything. anyway, then i worked a lot to get caught up. this was a busy week - i was in ohio for half of it, sick one day, and then at work until almost 9pm last night, as well. i came home and had sushi, watched svu and then chatted with the roomie. off to bed and then repeat. long day at work today, watching the game and drinking wine. ching!

ok. i've not been paying attention to the game. how long is half time? it went by really quickly. and now my computer is frozen. crap. anyway, i'm drinking wine, watching the game. here is me. right now:
i'm not paying as much attention because player isn't playing. but homie tweeted a picture of the game and here it is:

player is 32, bending over. oh! he's back in! woo hoo. i should watch.

ok, last thing i'll write is actually something *i* didn't write... here is an article about player's game last weekend...

Published January 09 2011

College basketball: Mary defeats MSUM men behind 27 points from Anthony Moody

Minnesota State Moorhead couldn’t contain lightning-quick guard Anthony Moody, and couldn’t find an offensive rhythm in the second half.

By: Eric Peterson, INFORUM

Minnesota State Moorhead couldn’t contain lightning-quick guard Anthony Moody, and couldn’t find an offensive rhythm in the second half.

That combination was too much for the Dragons to overcome Saturday at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.

Moody netted a game-high 27 points to lift the University of Mary to a 72-57 victory in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball.

“He’s just a terrific player,” MSUM head coach Chad Walthall said of Moody. “It was just a tough matchup for anybody. He is extremely talented and he just gave us fits. He played great tonight. He was hard to guard.”

The Dragons (7-5, 4-4 NSIC) trailed by one point at halftime, but were unable to keep pace in the final 20 minutes. Mary (9-4, 5-4) held MSUM to 20 points in the second half on 25 percent shooting (7 of 28) from the floor.

The Dragons scored just four points, including one field goal, in the final seven minutes of the game.

“At times when the ball is not falling in and we are starting to force … then you just dig a bigger hole,” said Dragons guard Charlie Chapman, who finished with 13 points and three assists. “We just have to come and play for 40 minutes straight and give all our effort.”

The Dragons cut the Mary lead to 56-53 after Tarell Clark scored in a transition drive to the basket with 7 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the second half. MSUM went cold from that point with Mary scoring 16 of the game’s final 20 points. Moody started that game-clinching surge with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 6:50 remaining.

“You can’t stop Moody,” said Mary senior forward and former Fargo North standout Eric Erdmann, who finished with 15 points. “He is just too quick with the ball and too smart of a player. You try to stay off him and he hits a 3 and you try to get into him and he goes right by you. He’s a fun player to watch and I’m glad he’s playing on my team.”

Erdmann scored Mary’s final 11 points in the first half to help the Marauders take a 38-37 lead into halftime. The Dragons led by as many as eight points in the first half.

“We knew when we came in we had a challenge in front of us,” Erdmann said. “It’s a big win on the road.”

The Dragons host Northern State in a game scheduled for a 4 p.m. tipoff today at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.

“Sometimes lessons are hard,” Walthall said.

MARY (9-4, 5-4 NSIC): Moody 12-18 0-0 27, Wilhelm 2-7 0-0 5, Lee 2-4 0-2 5, Erdmann 6-12 0-0 15, Smith 2-4 1-2 5, M. Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Condon 0-0 0-0 0, Jaspers 2-5 0-0 4, Belohlavek 0-1 0-0 0, Bakkum 0-0 0-0 0, B. Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Dorr 4-5 1-1 9, Ulmer 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 31-58 2-5 72.

MSUM (7-5, 4-4): Chapman 4-10 2-2 13, Ja. Driscoll 2-5 0-0 5, Clark 6-13 2-4 14, Novak 1-3 2-4 4, Williamson 2-12 2-2 6, Jo. Driscoll 0-0 0-0 0, VanHavermaet 0-2 0-0 0, Thompson 0-1 0-0 0, Hamilton 4-9 0-0 10, Reed 0-0 0-0 0, Olson 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 21-59 9-14 57.

Half: Mary 38, MSUM 37. 3-point goals: Mary 8-20 (Moody 3-5, Wilhelm 1-4, Lee 1-3, Erdmann 3-5, Jaspers 0-1, Belohlavek 0-1, Dorr 0-1), MSUM 6-14 (Chapman 3-8, Ja. Driscoll 1-1, VanHavermaet 0-2, Hamilton 2-3). Total fouls: Mary 12, MSUM 10. Rebounds: Mary 32 (Lee 6), MSUM 31 (Clark 10). Assists: Mary 16 (Erdmann 4), MSUM 10 (Clark 4). Steals: Mary 6 (Lee 2, Dorr 2), MSUM 6 (Novak 2). Turnovers: Mary 12 (Moody 6), MSUM 10 (three players with 2).

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  1. I hate to point it out, the article was about "ant" (Anthony) not Eric. It was Eric an Ant. :)

    Nice photo!