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Alena Stockton snags seven rebounds in Florida SouthWestern preseason victory

Florida SouthWestern State College freshman guard Alena Stockton, second from right, prepares to defend against an in-bounds pass in a preseason game Oct. 24 against Florida College. (Courtesy image)

FORT MYERS — Former Ahfachkee School basketball player Alena Stockton, from the Big Cypress Reservation, played in her first home game for Florida SouthWestern State College on Oct. 24.

Stockton, a 5-foot-6 freshman guard, played nearly 19 minutes coming off the bench in the Buccaneers’ 84-75 preseason win against Florida College at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers. Stockton didn’t score any points, but she was busy on the boards as she grabbed seven rebounds, which tied for second most on the team. Her five offensive rebounds tied for game-high. She also had two assists and two steals.

Stockton is one of eight freshmen on the 13-player roster.

FSW, which went 5-0 in the preseason, is scheduled to start its regular season Jan. 16. The Bucs went 24-7 last season and reached the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament.

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