Sports Contact: J.T. Wilcox, Sports Information Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2018
FORT MYERS, FL – Basketball is a beautifully nuanced game. But it can be boiled down to the ability to put the ball in the basket.
ASA Miami struggled to put the ball through the hoop Friday night, shooting a season-low 24 percent from the field and 15 percent from the three-point line, and it led to an 84-52 loss to Santa Fe College in the second night of the JuCo Shootout at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Florida.
The Lady Silver Storm's (2-6) poor shooting put them into a hole from the onset and that hole became deeper as the game wore on – including trailing by as many as 36 midway through the fourth quarter.
ASA's lone bright spot was G'Torria Swinton's double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Swinton was only 2-for-9 from the field, but was able to knock down 9 of her 10 free throw attempts Friday. Ta'Kyla Austin added 11 points and seven boards, but it came on 4-of-16 shooting while Mackenzie Sadaka added eight points.
Silver Storm sharpshooter Amiyah Harley struggled Friday, too. The program's record holder for points and three-pointers made in a game, was only able to make 2 of her 11 shots – all from three-point range.
In addition to the paltry shooting numbers, ASA Miami turned the ball over 23 times Friday. While Friday's turnover total was significantly less than the 41 giveaways the Lady Silver Storm had in Thursday's loss, it was still higher than its opponent's total and led to 28 Santa Fe points.
Sante Fe had five players score in double figures, led by Airneisha Gamble's 23 points (on 9-of-12 shooting).
Up Next: ASA Miami will return home from and have a couple of days to regroup before playing its first home game of the season – a December 3rd meeting with Trinity College at 5 p.m. at The Dent.