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OT loss can’t damper skills camp experience for Viking men

tayvian johnson at girls camp

Sophomore Tayvian Johnson and his teammates put on a skills camp for the girls at the Scola Divinito Salvador School.

Wednesday in Jundiai started out with a trip to the supermarket that was an eye-opening experience for all of us. With no one there to translate we had to struggle through the check out without Portuguese being spoken (at least by us).

mark roth
Junior Mark Roth

After our trip we visited Scola Divinito Salvador School. At the small, private Christian school, we learned that they were famous for their women’s basketball program. We had a practice with their middle school aged girls and it was a huge success. The girls and coaches loved our ability to teach new things. After passing out T-shirts we went to leave and were swarmed for pictures and questions. Before Brandon Motzel knew it, he had 15 new Facebook friend requests.

It was an incredible feeling to connect with these people. Basketball is truly an international language. We then drove two hours to Rio Claro and were met by men. We played a physical game and lost by one in overtime. We didn’t get the job done. No excuses. We must get tougher.

One Response to “OT loss can’t damper skills camp experience for Viking men”

  1. Did anyone buy Brazilian snacks at the supermarket? What about Guaraná, the soft drink you had the last day of my orientation on Brasil?

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