Tigers Drop Exhibition Opener Down Under

The Auburn women's basketball team lost to the Logan Thunder on Tuesday in Australia.

Brisbane, Australia--The Auburn women's basketball struggled with its shooting on Tuesday as the Tigers dropped an 86-54 game to the Logan Thunder in The Opening game of their exhibition tour.

The Tigers shot 32 percent for the game. Sophomore Hasina Muhammad led the Tigers with 24 points.

"We had a hard time shooting the ball tonight, but this is a learning experience for all of us," said 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 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.

Junior Peyton Davis started and neared a double-double with eight points and nine rebounds. She was joined by freshman Nicole Tanner with a team-high nine boards.

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 as the Tigers take on the Cairns Dolphins. Tipoff will be at 5:30 a.m. CDT on Friday.

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