Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Beidler gets Double Double; IR gets first win *UPDATED*

Written for your enjoyment by: Raff

Kelly Beidler continued his strong play in the Icelandic League notching a double double in IR's 97-73 win over Tindastoll. Beidler came through with 21 points and 11 rebounds to help his team to its first win of the season against three defeats. The double double was the second straight for the Icelandic rookie out of Mt. St. Mary's. The loss leaves Tindastoll still winless at 0-4.

Nemanja Sovic led IR with 28. Josh Rivers (Western Illinois) and Dragoljub Kitanovic each had 17 in defeat.

Beidler has scored 21 in three of his four outings this season and entered the game third in the Express League in scoring and 5th in rebounding.

*UPDATED* - The Boxscore wasn't in when I first posted this. But now that it is, I think it shows what a great game Beidler had. He was 6-of-9 from the floor and 9-of-12 from the line. He dished out 4 assists, picked up 3 steals and blocked 4 shots. He was clearly too much for Tindastoll to handle.

You may recall he wore #4 (among other things #3 for awhile, and #51 in that NCAA tournament win over Coppin State) while at the Mount. Well 4 is becoming his number in Iceland too. After four games of action in the Express League he is 4th in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. Incidentally, he wears #15 for IR.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how Kelly chose Iceland as a place to play, but I have spent some time there and it is remarkable.

    Of course, virtually no sunset in summer, but did ya know there is 99% literacy rate, almost no crime, yes, lots of folks drink too much but 5 year olds walk the streets unaccompanied and the population is very blond and more olive skinned than you would guess.

    Overall, a good place for a young man to spend an extended visit.