Sports Contact: J.T. Wilcox, Sports Information Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2018
HIALEAH, FL – Perhaps feeling the effects of a short turnaround after an emotional victory or maybe just a flat performance, ASA Miami looked out of sorts Saturday afternoon as it fell to visiting Victory Rock Postgraduate Prep 69-62 at The Dent.
The Silver Storm (2-8), who had just earned a 91-77 win over Florida Gateway College Friday night, avenging a loss from earlier in the season, struggled to knock down shots Saturday didn't play with the same emotion and intensity that they showed just 18 hours prior.
ASA needed a Matt Maturah three-pointer at the first-half buzzer just to even the score at 26 going into halftime, but then watched Victory Rock methodically pull away in the second half – with the Silver Storm falling behind by as many as 13 points with just over eight minutes to play in the game.
The tough overall shooting day resulted in the team finishing 23-of-68 from the field (33.8 percent), going 5-for-22 from three-point range. While Victory Rock's percentage wasn't much better (40.3 percent), the Gargoyles did knock down three more shots than ASA from long range – a statistic that could be construed as the difference in the game.
ASA Miami did have three players finish with double-digit points Saturday. Freshman Levard Missick Jr., who was playing in just his second game back after missing the previous five with a concussion, notched his second straight double-double – totaling 14 points (6-for-13 from the field) and 14 rebounds.
Freshman guard Kareem Lightbourne Jr. followed up his career-best point total performance from Friday with another solid scoring total – adding 12 points off the bench. Sebastian Jean, playing in his second game with the team after being called up from the developmental squad, also added 12 points off the bench but definitely wasn't as effective as he was the night before.
Up Next: Luckily for ASA, it cannot sulk in the disappointment of Saturday's loss because it must get ready for another pair of back-to-back games – first Monday's tilt against Advance Postgraduate Prep Academy (7:30 p.m.) and back Tuesday night to take on Eastern Florida State College (6 p.m.) at The Dent.