SCA got their season off to a great start by defeating Fraser 48-45 in overtime.
The first half was a defensive battle. Fraser was leading 9-6 and the end of the first quarter. Maryann Alexander hit a big shot to start the second quarter to close the gap to a one point deficit. Fraser answered with the next 5 consecutive points to take a 13-8 lead. SCA battled back and the score was tied at 15 heading into halftime.
The Stars came out the second half and went on a 4-0 run. However, the game continued to be a back and forth battle. Fraser outscored the Stars 10-8 in the third and Fraser had a 25-23 lead heading into final 8 minutes.
The fourth quarter was exciting. SCA outscored Fraser 17-15. Maryann Alexander converted on 3 free throws to tie the game with 22 seconds remaining in the game.
Overtime was intense. Some clutch free throws were made by Lauren Areana and Lizzy Turek sealed the game with 2 made free throws with 11 seconds.
Maryann Alexander led the team 20 points and 10 rebounds. Lizzy Turek added 16 points.
The Stars are 1-0 on the season.