Garden City, NY – The ASA Brooklyn Avengers women's basketball team opened their first game of the 2019-20 season against the Nassau Lions.
In the first game of the season, the Avengers started the game not the way they intended, especially on the offensive end. The Avengers came to the second half with an improved ball movement and were able to make the make a run. However, the deficit from the first half proved too much to overcome. Although the Avengers had 35 turnovers in the game, the team was able to hold the Lions to 39.7% shooting and out-rebounded the Lions 40 to 28. #3 Akilah Stewart had the game high with 25 points while 3 players had double digit rebounds (#15 Aida Barry, #0 Shanese Miller, and #32 Muray Nelson).
"In the first half, we didn't play our brand of basketball, didn't take care of the ball, and we put ourselves in a hole the rest of the game," said Avengers women's basketball head coach Anthony Dulin. "We did a good job getting back in the game in the second half but the deficit took a toll and we ran out of gas. But no excuse, we'll get better. We're going to go back to the drawing board and get ready for the next opponent."
"On the offensive end, we made mistakes but it was the first game, said Coach Dulin. "We just need to take care of the ball better. On the defensive end, we were in early foul trouble and that affected our defense. We out-rebounded them with our size advantage but unfortunately we weren't able to capitalize it more."
"It's just one game and we'll move forward and focus onto the next one," said Coach Dulin. "We'll be better next time around."
The ASA Brooklyn Avengers women's basketball team travels to New Rochelle this weekend on November 9th and 10th to play the Monroe Women's Classic.