Brooklyn N.Y. - The Lady Avengers fell in their District C Championship game to the Harford Fighting Owls 75-65. This was ASA's first loss of the season as their record fell to 21-1; Harford's record rose to 27-2 with this district championship win.
The Fighting Owls started the game strong as they went on a 8-0 run to end the first quarter. ASA found it difficult to score in opening quarter, shooting just 22% from the field but they were able to answer back. The Lady Avengers's defense was able to force 6 turnovers in the second quarter before taking a 35-34 lead into the half. Harford was there to answer back after the break and took a 10 point lead as they closed the third quarter. The fourth quarter saw these teams fight back and forth. In the end the Lady Avengers were not able to erase the deficit and the Fighting Owls were able to come away with the win 75-65.
ASA was outshot from the field in this game 30.6% to 51%; they also struggled from behind the arc converting just 24.2% of their three point attempts. Harford was able to have success on the boards, out rebounding the Lady Avengers 43-34. ASA was able to keep the game close by forcing 26 turnovers and scoring 25 points over those turnovers but that proved to not be enough to come away with the victory. Sophomore forward Toyian Brooks (New Orleans, LA) was the game's leading scorer; she finished with 24 points to go along with 7 rebounds. The Lady Avengers did get a nice performance off the bench from sophomore guard Caitlin Roche (Montvale, NJ) who scored 13 points to go along with 4 steals.
The Lady Avengers will now look ahead to the NJCAA National Tournament where they find themselves seeded 24th matching up against the 9th seed, Salt Lake Bruins.
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