Sports Contact: J.T. Wilcox, Sports Information Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2019
DAVIE, FL – In spite of G'Torria Swinton's ASA career-high 18 points and ASA program-record 21 rebounds, the Lady Silver Storm couldn't overcome an early deficit and ultimately fell 61-49 to Broward College Wednesday night to open conference play at George E. Mayer Gymnasium.
Swinton, a transfer sophomore, recorded her sixth double-double of the season – an ASA record – Wednesday and broke her own record (20) for total rebounds in a game. Her big rebounding night, which included 10 offensive rebounds, was a part of ASA out-boarding the Lady Seahawks 57-37.
ASA's downfall was the 12-0 hole that it dug for itself not even three minutes into the game. Broward College overwhelmed ASA out of the gate and built as large as a 21-point (31-10) lead over the Silver Storm early in the second quarter.
The Silver Storm (6-10, 0-1 Southern Conference), who had won their previous two games, spent the entire night playing "catch up" and could never truly gain its footing. ASA did cut its deficit to 10 a pair of times through the second half, but would only get as close as nine midway through the fourth quarter before the Lady Seahawks pushed the final lead back up to 12.
Swinton's 18 points led ASA, but it was a hard-earned point total, as she shot just 7-of-21 from the field. Wednesday was a tough shooting night for the Silver Storm in general. Only 19 of their 84 total shots found the bottom of the net (22.6 percent) while Broward College shot a more respectable 22-for-54 (40.7 percent) from the field.
Sophomore Ta'Kyla Austin was the second-leading scorer for ASA Miami with 11 points, but it came on 4-of-20 shooting. Mackenzie Sadaka added nine points and eight rebounds but contributions beyond that were scarce. Team's leading three-point shooter Amiyah Harley, who has been dealing with a couple of nagging injuries, went scoreless after missing all six of her attempts from behind the arc while the guard combo of Megan Delgado and Lashayla Johnson combined for just five points.
Conversely, Broward College had four players score at least nine points, with Margarita Pleskevich totaling 14 points.
Up Next: The Lady Silver Storm will have a couple of days off before returning to the court and hosting conference opponent Miami Dade College Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at The Dent.