Women's Basketball Falls To Logan Thunder In Australian Opener
Aug. 7, 2012
BRISBANE, Australia - The Tigers struggled to find the basket Tuesday night, shooting just 32 percent against the WNBL's Logan Thunder in the first game of the Auburn women's basketball team's Australian Tour. Auburn lost 86-54 to the Thunder behind a game-high 24 points from Hasina Muhammad.
"We had a hard time shooting the ball tonight, but this is a learning experience for all of us," said first-year Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "We are still learning more and more about the team and they are still learning about it. This is going to be a process."
The hometown Thunder never trailed, jumping out to a 13-7 lead after the first quarter. Logan built its lead to 42-25 at halftime before extending to the 86-54 final score.
"Hats off to Logan, they have a great group of players as we saw tonight," said Williams-Flournoy. "They have some great shooters and a bright future ahead."
Muhammad was 8-of-17 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line for her 24 points. She also tallied team highs of four assists and three steals. She was joined in double figures by Blanche Alverson and her 10 points.
Hayley Munro led Logan with 18 points, followed by Holly Smith with 13 and Carine Reimink with 12. Kristen Veal tallied 12 assists while Alice Honnery pulled down 10 rebounds.
The Thunder shot 44 percent from the floor and knocked down eight 3-pointers en route to the win. Playing 13 players in the game, Logan was fueled by 50 points off the bench.
Auburn will continue its Australian Tour August 10 as the Tigers take on the Cairns Dolphins in Cairns, Australia. Tipoff will be at 5:30 a.m. CT.
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