Commit Diary: Evan Smotrycz (12/4/09)

smotrycz-signingHere’s the second edition of Evan Smotrycz’ commitment diary as well as his numbers through his first four games.

Date Opponent Result Points Rebounds
Bridgton Academy W 81-69 9 12
NIA Prep W 15 7
Kiski School W 15 3
St. Thomas More L 87-86 13 8
Averages 13 7.5

Started off 3-0 before the Thanksgiving break, we beat Bridgton at home, NIA Prep, and The Kiski School at the Prep Showcase. I got some good rest out in Vegas over the break. I was there for a week with my family and some friends of ours. We took the red eye back and I went straight up to school. Thankfully, unlike last year, everyone stayed in shape over the break so we wouldn’t have to start from square one. Even though our stamina wasn’t horrible we didn’t have any time to waste.

We had to travel to St. Thomas More last night, a real tough place to play in, let alone win. We were trailing by as much as 17 at the six-minute mark. We battled back to within one with 11 seconds left. We had a timeout so we drew up a play that ultimately got us a last second shot. It didn’t go in but it was a good look and that’s all we could really ask for. You can’t control everything during the course of the game like poor officiating or whether the ball goes in, only how hard you play and how well you execute your offense and defense. With the exception of a few small stretches we played really hard and ignored the officials. We would have won the game if we took care of the ball, but turnovers killed us.

The good thing that comes from the loss is that we matured as a group. We proved that we don’t give up on the road and we stayed together as a team. Since the beginning of the season we have been calling ourselves a family. Family’s don’t give up on each other, whether it’s a bad shot, turnover, or bad pass we fought through adversity and got better as a team. It’s still early in the season and we have a long way to go, the more we play together the better we will be. We have practice tonight to refine some things then we travel to Winchendon for another tough road game.

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