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Lady Flames' Israel Journal: Edition 11
Below is a journal entry by Avery Warley and a recap of Liberty's 82-58 win over the Israel Under-20 National Team in the championship game of the Friendship Games, Thursday morning in Eilat, Israel.
DAY 12/TRIP HOME
Hey, what's up? You are tuning in with Adubb (Avery Warley #23), and I'm giving a final wrap-up to a remarkable and memorable trip. The Lady Flames once again did it B.I.G. and brought home the first-place trophy while being undefeated in the Friendship Games tournament. We played very hard and showed the world what Christian hoopers are all about. We had fun, we played together and most of all, we honored God with our effort, and W's I might add.
This trip was definitely one to remember and has absolutely changed my life and teammates' lives for the better. We experienced and took in memories that will sit in the back of our minds forever.
After missing home, friends, the social life and American food, we are now home. Yes! I repeat, we are home, after what felt like eternity of traveling, from the 11 and a half-hour plane ride (not to mention the delays) to the two-hour bus ride to Lynchburg. Ugh! Just the thought of the planes make my ears pop and my head spin.
However, even with all of the flights (delays), buses and walking, I wouldn't change this experience for anything in the world. On behalf of my coaches and teammates, we want to thank you for your support and love and we will see you next season.
- Avery Warley
NOTE FROM THE SID
Liberty completed its dominating run at the 2010 Friendship Games with an 82-58 triumph over the Israel Under-20 National Team in the tournament's championship game, Thursday morning in Eilat.
For the second straight day, the Israel Under-20 National Team challenged the Lady Flames early on. Liberty's lead stood at 28-21 after a high-scoring opening 10 minutes of action, before the Lady Flames broke things open with a 21-8 advantage in the second period.
Liberty's 82 points were the most the team scored in any of its five wins at the Friendship Games, and the Lady Flames continued their stellar marksmanship from the field. Liberty shot 55.2 percent from the floor on the day, sinking 37 of 67 attempts.
The Lady Flames also enjoyed balanced scoring, led by Devon Brown's 13 points. She was joined in double figures by four teammates, including Tolu Omotola (11 points), Avery Warley (11), Kylee Beecher (10) and Dymond Morgan (10).
All in all, it was a fitting conclusion to the Friendship Games for the Lady Flames, who won their five contests by an average of 40.2 points per game.
Here are some statistics from Liberty's championship game victory on Thursday.
Emily Frazier: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Devon Brown: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Kylee Beecher: 10 points, 4 rebounds
Avery Warley: 11 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal
Rachel McLeod: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Tolu Omotola: 11 points, 6 rebounds
Danika Dale: 4 points, 7 rebounds
Jelena Antic: 8 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
LaKendra Washington: 7 points, 1 assist, 5 steals
Dymond Morgan: 10 points, 4 steals
Carra Coy: 2 points, 2 rebounds
Brittany Campbell: 2 rebounds, 1 assist
The Lady Flames will now travel back to the United States and are expected to return to Lynchburg on Friday.