Thriving on the pain
Schenscher determined to use hurt to hit back
rebounds. ‘‘ Once I was moving I was fine,’’ he said. ‘‘ Being a competitive person I wanted to be out there and want to do something for the team, it was frustrating. But the guys who were out there were doing a good job and got it back to single digits.’’
Frustration would sum up the road double for the glue to the Crocs’ championship ambitions. In both losses, for v e r y d i f f e r e n t r e a s o n s , Schenscher walked off court disappointed in himself.
Against New Zealand it was a misfiring first-half performance, and ‘‘ that shot’’ which could have won the game.
‘‘ That first-half, with two fouls early, I missed a lot of little put back and layups that always go in,’’ he said.
If only he paused for a moment when the game was in his hands, collecting a rebound and firing a hasty shot in the 66-65 loss to the Breakers, he lamented.
‘‘ I’ve looked over it about ten times and you know straight away when I shot it . . . I had probably an extra second that I didn’t know was there,’’ he said.
While he has a list of could haves and should haves to learn from, the 28-year-old is not stricken by self pity.
‘‘ When it doesn’t go your way you have to dig deep,’’ he said.