November 15, 2012

Lady Avengers Earn First Victory of Season Over Lackawanna College

SCRANTON, PA --- The sophomore trio of Tiffany Jones (game-high 21 pts), Shaquita Smith (13 pts) and Sashana Bucknor (10 pts, 13 rebs) led the way as the ASA Women's Basketball team notched their first win of the year over Lackawanna College Thursday night. The win puts ASA at 1-1 on the season, with both games being on the road.

Jones has a strong overall game, shooting over 50 percent from the field (8-for-13/1-for-3 3PT), grabbing five of her nine rebounds on the offensive end, going 4-for-6 from the free throw line, and adding a pair of steals, a block and an assist to her stat line. Smith shot 42 percent from the field and added three rebounds, a team-high three steals and two assists. Bucknor went 5-for-9 from the floor and notched the first double double of the season for an ASA player.

As has become customary in this rivalry, the game was tightly contested throughout. The Lady Avengers and Lady Falcons had nine lead changes between them, with no team leading by double digits at any point in the game. The diffence in the game came from the rebounding battle and the bench, with ASA grabbing 20 more boards (62-42) and scoring 19 more bench points (25-6) than Lackawanna.