"Things during the series were fine," he told me. "We got to end our four-game road trip on a good note. It was very important to us to win on the anniversary of the earthquake disaster, because we know how much our fans support us. It was more than a game, it was statement that Sendai is still strong and determined.
"It was a very emotional game. I dislocated my thumb in the first quarter which threw me off my game offensively, but coach still had faith in my defense and I was able to get some things done for my teammates on the defensive end. It was a great win not just for the 89ers, but for everyone that was affected by the disaster."