Practice begins for ASU Women's Basketball team

From Arkansas State University

Arkansas State head women's basketball coach Brian Boyer and his staff welcomed 15 players to the ASU HPESS Facility Wednesday afternoon as practices began inpreparation for the 2012-13 season.

Four starters, including two of the three scorers and rebounders return from last year's team. Seniors Quinishia McDowell, Andi Watson and Ashley Olvera will be joined by junior Jane Morrill and sophomores Hanna Qedan and Jasmine Hunt as the squad prepares for the upcoming season. Morrill lead the team in scoring with 16.2 points per game and also led the team with nearly 5.5 rebounds a night. Olvera was third on the team in scoring with an 8.7 average per night and also led the team with 3.6 assists per contest.

The Red Wolves went through a two and a half hour workout at the HPESS Facility Wednesday afternoon and will open the regular season Nov. 9 on the road against Toledo.

"I think our players have used their preseason wisely with conditioning and weight, but you can only do that so often," Boyer said. "It is a lot of teaching and we have to break things down to the basics. We have 15 players and nine of them are new so there is a lot of teaching and we will just move slowly with that."

Practices will continue leading up to ASU's Oct. 29 exhibition game against Ouachita Baptist. The Red Wolves will also host Arkansas-Monticello in a Nov. 5 exhibition game before getting the season underway against Toledo.

Season tickets for 2012-13 ASU Red Wolves women's basketball are now on sale at the ASU Box Office. Arkansas State's schedule features 15 home games, and lower-level seating is just $75.

Tickets for ASU Red Wolves home games may be purchased by calling the ASU Box Office at 870-972-ASU1 or 888-ASU-FANS.