Friday, January 30, 2009

An Interview with Taylor

Another Interview with Taylor from Lucentum Blogging! Check it out HERE. There are some awesome pictures of Taylor along with the interview, so click on over!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

From a Spanish Newspaper

Here is a (roughly) translated article from a Spanish paper today!

"Coppenrath emphasizes the importance of gaining the Prince Cup by maintaining the same level of teamwork."
Taylor Coppenrath, post player of the Basketball Lucentum Alicante, emphasized the importance of beating Melilla for the the Prince Cup, for not just the value of obtaining the title for the organization, but mainly " to continue with winning teamwork" in that is the strategy trained by Oscar Quintana. "To gain the Cup is important for us, not for being the Cup, but to continue in winning dynamics. Our objective is to win to continue being competitivos" Coppenrath declared. The American player, in this sense, considered positive that the Lucentum is going to play well this weekend, regardless that the rest of teams of the LEB - except for the Melilla, are going to enjoy a rest due to mid-season break; because, in his opinion, the team needs is " to continue working hard, not rest". He recognized that to gain the Prince Cup the team would give "a statement of authority" facing the rest of clubs of the LEB, although he does not consider that anyone is going to consider them " the favorites to ascenso" by the mere fact to gain this title. "I do not believe that the winner is guarenteed to advance, because the past year Breogán won and continues in LEB" he argued. "Two victories of advantage on our pursuers are not enough. We must continue gaining each game to increase the difference with the rest of the teams and to secure our objective to ascend directly to the ACB" , he added. Finally, with respect to the game on Sunday against the Melilla, he thought that the score will not be as forceful as the one from the first game of the league (104-75). "Each game is different" pointed out Coppenrath, each game can be "difficult" and he recognizes that, at the last time: "I was surprised by the comfortable victory over Melilla for us at home".

Prince Cup- - Coming Up!

Taylor's next game is at home on Sunday, 2/01/09, at 11:00 am Eastern time.
This is a mid-season game for the Prince Cup; first place team vs second place team!
Here is a link to the video stream:
find the list of games on the right side; click on the "Lucentum Alicante" game; that will open up the video of the game inside the TV screen. Taylor is #15, usually wears high white socks with black ankle braces...
click on "El Equipo" ("the team" in Spanish) on the left to see the roster there...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Yesterday's Game

Here is a rough translation about Taylor's game yesterday from Babel Fish:

"The Clinics Corner paid a lot to a bad beginning (0-13) before the lead team and lost the options to surprise those of Quintana in the Corner of the Victory. The players of Alicante, led by Coppenrath, raised a very serious party from the initial minutes, although later protagonism was for the outer players. The Malagan team tried to overcome in the last the quarter, where it knew to unfold his better game, and a 15-2 partisan who was able to endorse with over-exertion to the visitors siriv├│ to send the party to the prorogation. Nevertheless, those of the Clinics Corner arrived fused at the overtime and they only wrote down 3 points in these five minutes that served so that the Lucentum signed its victory. With this victory, the present leaders of Liga mathematically obtain to the passport for the Glass Prince. MVP: Taylor Coppenrath, that in spite of being surpassed in valuation by players of the Clinics, was determining for the victory of his team becoming the inner reference. His numbers: 14 points +5 rebounds."

Sounds like Taylor had a fantastic game! :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope you and your loved ones have had a wonderful holiday and were able to spend time with family and friends.

Taylor is back in Alicante and ready to play ball! His next game is tomorrow (Sunday) at 6:30am EST.

Here is a link to the video stream:
find the list of games on the right side; click on the "Lucentum Alicante" game; that will open up the video of the game inside the TV screen. Taylor is #15, usually wears high white socks with black ankle braces...