August 4, 2016
Today was the third day of our trip and it was very similar to yesterday. However, after breakfast we had the privilege of visiting the Ranfurly Home for Children about 10 minutes away from our hotel. We played basketball with the kids and just had a great time hanging out with them. They have 11 boys and 11 girls that live there until they turn 18 or graduate from high school. Coach Lusk invited them to our game tonight and bought them each their own pizza. After the game we were able to interact with the kids further and take pictures with them.
When we got back to Atlantis from the children’s home this afternoon, the guys all went to either the water park or beach again until our pregame meal. Naps were again the hobby of choice until we left for the game.
Now the game was one of the most entertaining events of my life. Beside the score of 121-55, we really sat down and played really strong defense for four quarters. The team we played was really more talented then the team we played last night, but we just broke their will with our stifling defense. We caused a lot of turnovers which led to a lot of fast breaks and dunks. Jarred and Alize shot the fire out of the ball, Ryan dunked on someone (okay, he at least tried to), Ronnie and DeQuon were all over the place on every play, and Obi is just unfair sometimes. With this new brand of basketball, we should really bring some excitement back to our fan base and have a successful season.
Until tomorrow, Go Bears!