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Lady Flames' Israel Journal: Edition 9

June 8, 2010  Eilat, Israel  RSS
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Brittany Campbell hit two three-pointers and scored 10 points in Tuesday's victory over ASA Israel.

Brittany Campbell hit two three-pointers and scored 10 points in Tuesday's victory over ASA Israel.

Below is a journal entry from LaKendra Washington, as well as a recap of Liberty's 68-38 victory over ASA Israel, Tuesday morning at the Friendship Games.

DAY 10
Last night was so much fun. We had a party with the other teams at the Friendship Games. We watched a man ("magician") do so many tricks that were amazing, but also very fake, but were still cool. We also played bongo drums, and I had my own solo part which was really cool. Then we stayed for the dancing part of the party, and it was pretty funny to see players from Israel, Russia, Germany and other countries do the "Electric Slide" together. That was so funny and fun.

Today, we played another game. So far, we have scored over 70 points in every game, but today we only had 68. However, Avery made all of her free throws, Rachel and Emily made some sweet passes, and Jelena started it all off with a big three-pointer. I made some nice passes as well, especially on the baseline. Overall, it was a good, successful game.

Amber, Danika and Carra played with the team from Palestine again today. It was a close game, and they almost won. Amber scored a career-high 31 of her team's 40 points. It was a fun day.

I'd like to share one more thing about my trip in Israel. I got to sing in Mary Magdalene's mother's church in Jerusalem. That was so amazing, I felt like I was singing in Heaven, and I loved it. I also had a chance to sing at the Garden Tomb before communion. It was amazing, the best thing I have ever done.

My time spent here on the other side of the world is something that I would never have dreamed of. I just want to take the time to say thanks to Coach Green and the entire coaching staff, for making this trip happen.

Now, we're heading back to the hotel to relax and stay out of the sun, just like Coach Green says, and to sit and talk and meet other teams. First, though, I'm off to nap and then play cards. BYE.

- LaKendra Washington

For the second day in a row, Liberty built an 18-point lead during the 10-minute opening period and then cruised to another victory at the Friendship Games. The Lady Flames raced out to a 25-7 advantage after one quarter versus ASA Israel, on their way to a 68-38 triumph.

Liberty, now a perfect 3-0 at the event, shot 56 percent (28-of-50) from the floor and 90 percent (9-of-10) from the foul line on Tuesday. Avery Warley scored in double digits for the third straight outing, sinking all six of her free throws as part of a team-high 12-point effort. Tolu Omotola added 11 points and a team-best six rebounds, while Brittany Campbell hit a pair of triples and scored 10 points.

Here are some of the Lady Flames' final numbers from Tuesday's contest versus ASA Israel.

LaKendra Washington: 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists
Emily Frazier: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Dymond Morgan: 2 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 steal
Jelena Antic: 6 points, 4 rebounds
Danika Dale: 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Kylee Beecher: 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Tolu Omotola: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Brittany Campbell: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Rachel McLeod: 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals
Avery Warley: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Devon Brown: 7 points, 2 rebounds
Carra Coy: 1 rebound

Liberty will play its final two round-robin games on Wednesday, beginning with a 10:45 a.m. (3:45 a.m. Eastern) contest versus Palestine. In that matchup, the Lady Flames could end up facing Amber Mays, Danika Dale and Carra Coy, who are playing for the short-handed Palestine squad.

Liberty will then come back at 2:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Eastern) tomorrow for a key matchup against the Israel Under-20 National Team. Like the Lady Flames, the Israel Under-20 National Team has gotten off to a fast start at the Friendship Games, winning its first two contests by an average of 28 points per contest.

The Lady Flames will be attempting to secure a berth in Thursday's Friendship Games title contest, slated for 10 a.m. (3 a.m. Eastern).