BROOKLYN, NY --- ASA Women's Basketball won its first game of 2013, using stellar games from several players to defeat Division II #11 CCRI, 71-55, on Sunday afternoon.
Jones (17 pts, 16 rebs) went 7-for-10 from the field, a perfect 2-for-2 from the free throw line, and added five steals, two blocks and two assists. Bucknor (15 pts, 14 rebs) shot 6-for-9 (1-for-1 3-pt), 2-for-4 from the stripe, and had a steal and block as well.
The two teams, who have played each other extremely tough over the years, gave the crowd a momentum-shifting game early on. ASA (11-3) opened the game on a 9-2 run during the first three minutes, only to see CCRI (14-2) come back behind a 14-6 run of their own to take their only lead of the contest, 16-15, with 12:53 remaining. The Lady Avengers would finish the half on a 19-9 run to go into intermission with a 35-24 advantage.
ASA heads back on the road this week with Women's/Men's doubleheaders in New Jersey. ASA will take on Union County College on Tuesday, January 8th and Essex County College on Thursday, January 10th.