Alicante fought out a win against Union Baloncesto La Palma yesterday with a 97-76 victory after trailing well into the third period. Taylor played over half of the game (21 minutes) and finished with 12 points, 9 rebounds and one blocked shot.
In honor of such a great comeback and a WIN Taylor's mom, who's visiting for a couple weeks, cooked a celebratory dinner for Taylor and teammate Keith Waleskowski who played for Dayton.
A win and home-cooking... looks like Taylor had a great weekend!
Alicante lost their 5th game Saturday night 78-76 (ugh...). In 14 minutes Taylor scored 6 points and had two rebounds. He sat for the entire 4th quarter and his team didn't score one basket in the final two minutes. Perhaps if he had played more they would have won?!? :)
Taylor's team won their game yesterday 96-70! Taylor started the game, was fouled early on (made both!) then had one more (questionable) foul which caused him to come out for the rest of the half. He started the second half and played the entire third quarter with two assists and two baskets. He picked up his third foul though and because the team was ahead by 30 points didn't go back in for the remainder of the game.
Congrats Alicante and Taylor! What a great start to the season!
(we're having difficulties uploading the entire thing, please check it out HERE. It requires some click through- - If you click on the year 2007-2008, select the icon next to the Alicante game and you will be given the box score!)
Alicante had their first home (VICTORY!) on Sunday. Taylor has found some very dedicated fans who certainly route for the hometeam. His team has a great following as well. It was a tough game, but the atmosphere was wonderful and left Taylor slightly reminiscent of his days in Patrick Gym. While nothing will ever quite compare to that, he is excited about the level of involvement of his new fans and was glad that they were able to win with a big victory! (He didn't leave info about the score, hopefully that will come soon!) This Friday he is headed to the beautiful island of Mallorca for the next game.
Taylor is still without a car... oh wait, we didn't tell you that story did we? COMING SOON! so he's been catching rides with teamate Keith Waleskowski. Everything is wonderful in Spain and Taylor says hi to all!