Hey all! I thought I'd have a one-stop shop for all my basketball news, reviews and info... so here it is! I wanna thank you all for your support - it's been great getting your messages and emails. I' ...
04:36PM, Wed 25 March 2009

Back in action to lend the Gaels a helping hand


It’s been a while since my last update, but as you can imagine, it's pretty hard to type with one hand.

After five weeks and nine games out, it was fantastic for me to be back out on the court again and playing for St Mary’s.

I broke two metacarpal bones in my right hand, but I'm really surprised how quickly it has healed. I was really well looked after by the trainers at St Mary's and all the doctors and medical staff I saw were fantastic as well.

I was also thrilled that my Mum and Dad managed to make the trip over from Canberra for my comeback game when Saint Mary's competed in the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas. The Strip is definitely a lot more lively than our home town of Canberra.

It took longer than I hoped for me to warm up and get into the games. There were times when I tried to baby the injury a bit, but once I got in the flow, it was all right. It was a bit stiff to start out, but it felt so good just to be out there.

Unfortunately, we lost to our old rivals Gonzaga 83-58 in the final.

The Gaels have not made it to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament. The teams are selected by a committee and we all thought St Mary's deserved a spot, but I guess we just have to move on. I know our coach Randy Bennett was frustrated as well.

I suppose it's a good lesson in a way - you have to learn to handle adversity and to make the most of your opportunities when they do arise.

The good news is that Saint Mary's are competing in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). In the first round we had a good win over Washington State Cougars. It was great to get a win and I was happy with my 27 points on the day.

We've just played against the Wildcats of Davidson College, who had Stephen Curry in their team, a shooting guard to look out for in the future.

The game was the fastest sellout in Mary’s history and there was a brilliant crowd there to see us into the quarterfinals with an 80-68 victory.

It was a personal challenge for me, and the sort of personal experience you don't get every week. I thrive on things like that. It took the whole team to guard Stephen and we did that, a little bit. He had 26, but we guarded him.

We meet San Diego next for tonight's game and if things go well we’re off to New York City.

Thanks to everyone on myFiba for your messages of support and encouragement. It means a lot to me.
Patty

Share this Sports Log: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Post to MySpace!
Comments Comments   View All View all   Report Inappropriate Content Report

Comments

Comments
05:25PM, Wed 25 March 2009
keep up the good work Patty your doing us proud.
Reply to Debra Miller
 
07:16PM, Thu 26 March 2009
I have never been interested in College basketball before I saw you in action at St Mary's. They really missed your leadership on the court. You are an inspiration to Aussie kids hoping to play in the big time in USA. Well done! Jodie Tilley
Reply to Michael Tilley
 
01:58AM, Wed 1 April 2009
the matchup between you and Curry did not disappoint. You played awesome Patty. And did i hear a career high of 10 assists? nice one! I never missed a game of St Marys when shown on espn back here in Aus, you're exciting to watch - you're doing us Aussies proud. Good luck next season for which ever path you choose to take.
Reply to Sarah K
 
02:36AM, Fri 18 March 2011
Get Out of Debt Fast
Mortgage Calculator: How Much Can I Borrow?
Are you looking for a house? Do you already have a property in mind? Before you apply for a mortgage and get your heart set on a certain property you will

want to know how much you qualify for in order to purchase it. This can be done using a mortgage calculator. By inputting a few numbers you will be able to

see just how much a bank will loan you in order for you to purchase your dream home.
<a href="http://mortgagecalculatorhowmuchcaniborrow.org.uk"rel="dofollow">Get Out of Debt Fast</a>
Reply to Rome Jackson
 
02:38AM, Fri 18 March 2011
Get Out of Debt Fast
Mortgage Calculator: How Much Can I Borrow?
Are you looking for a house? Do you already have a property in mind? Before you apply for a mortgage and get your heart set on a certain property you will

want to know how much you qualify for in order to purchase it. This can be done using a mortgage calculator. By inputting a few numbers you will be able to

see just how much a bank will loan you in order for you to purchase your dream home.
<a href="http://mortgagecalculatorhowmuchcaniborrow.org.uk"rel="dofollow">Mortgage Calculator How Much Can I Borrow</a>
Reply to Rome Jackson
 
02:38AM, Fri 18 March 2011
Get Out of Debt Fast
Mortgage Calculator: How Much Can I Borrow?
Are you looking for a house? Do you already have a property in mind? Before you apply for a mortgage and get your heart set on a certain property you will

want to know how much you qualify for in order to purchase it. This can be done using a mortgage calculator. By inputting a few numbers you will be able to

see just how much a bank will loan you in order for you to purchase your dream home.
<a href="http://mortgagecalculatorhowmuchcaniborrow.org.uk"rel="dofollow">Mortgage Calculator How Much Can I Borrow</a>
Reply to Rome Jackson
 
alert

You must login to myFIBA to post comments or create your own blog

Click here to register or login to myFIBA

 
Recent Entries
04:36PM, Wed 25 March 2009
 
11:05AM, Fri 30 January 2009
 
04:13PM, Tue 16 December 2008
 
09:53AM, Wed 5 November 2008
 
11:06AM, Thu 4 September 2008
 
09:01PM, Fri 13 June 2008
 
12:46PM, Wed 14 May 2008
 
08:18AM, Wed 30 January 2008
 
03:14PM, Fri 30 November 2007