Brooklyn N.Y. - The ASA Women's basketball team earned an at large bid to the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. The Lady Avengers were ranked 12th in the latest NJCAA rankings but fell in their District C Championship game to the Harford Fighting Owls losing their automatic bid into the tournament. Even with that loss they had a good chance of making the tournament with a record of 21-1 and when the NJCAA announced the bracket they were selected as the 24th seed. The Lady Avengers are scheduled to play the 9th seed Salt Lake Bruins in the opening round of the tournament.
The Lady Avengers will come into this game averaging 82 points per game as team while only surrendering 54 points per game to their opponent. ASA will look to continue their strong defensive play in the NJCAA National Tournament; they forced 26.6 turnovers per game this season. Sophomore guard Kiara Smith (Upper Marlboro, MD) with 16.6 points per game and sophomore forward Troyian Brooks (New Orleans, LA) with 14.9 points per game have led the Lady Avengers in scoring this season.
The Salt Lake Bruins were crowned Region XVIII Champions and come into this game with a 26-5 record. As a team, the Bruins have averaged 71.9 points per game and have only give up 52.3 points per game. They are led by sophomore guard Tia Hay who has averaged 19.3 points per game this season.
The Avengers will play this first round NJCAA matchup against the Bruins on March 19th.
FOLLOW THE Avengers
ABOUT ASA COLLEGE: Established in 1985, ASA College has evolved into a two-year college with course offerings and student services that rival any of its kind nationally. ASA is dedicated to educating its students and assisting them in moving on to a four-year college/university. We promote character traits such as discipline, working with others, sportsmanship and adhering to rules and regulations that will translate into specific careers paths. Our goal is to have the student's athletic experience serve as an effective stepping stone for advancement to a four-year school or their chosen career path. ASA College is a member of the NJCAA and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Learning. The college is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. In addition, ASA College and its faculty and staff maintain required memberships and certifications from a wide realm of professional higher education and civic organizations.
ABOUT THE NJCAA: It is the mission of the NJCAA to foster a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of member colleges. The NJCAA's mission is to promote and foster two-year college athletics. Unlawful discrimination is incompatible with this mission and detracts from the organization's goal of promoting healthy and fair competition. For more information on the NJCAA log on to www.NJCAA.org.
ABOUT REGION VX: Member colleges of the NJCAA are allotted to a specific NJCAA Region upon membership to the association. Unlike other collegiate organizations that defer to conference affiliation, the NJCAA guarantees each member college's membership within the regional structure of the association. In most cases, region assignment is based upon geographic location of the college. For more information on the FCSAA/Region VX log on to www.TheFCSAA.com.