Lake Worth, Fla. - Head Coach Jean Dubuisson seems to have the upper hand against Palm Beach State College. This year makes the second consecutive year in which the Men's basketball team has taken down the Nationally ranked Panthers. If there is one statistic that shows the improvement in this years ASA team compared to last year, it's how many games it took them to win their first Southern Conference game. Last year, it took the Silver Storm 12 games to win their first conference game of the season. Guess who it was against? Palm Beach State. This year ASA won their SoCon opener vs. No. 16 Palm Beach State Wednesday night 81-80.
The Silver Storm had a pair of Sophomore guards help them improve to 6-9 this season. 6'6 guard Dextor Foster came up just shy of a triple-double - which would've been the schools first ever. The South Carolina native finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. However, the biggest play of the game came with one second remaining in the game. Raven Owen Jr. nailed a three-pointer off a sweet pass from none other than Foster to put the Panthers away.
It's also worth noting that Owen Jr. has made his first 38 free throw attempts this season. He is the only player in the NJCAA shooting 100 percent from the charity stripe (that has played in 60% of his team's games and made 2 FT per game).
The Silver Storm look to stay undefeated in conference play when they take on Indian River (10-4) at home. Tip-off is set for 4pm at Broward College Central Campus.
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