"They've done better than anticipated," said Adary, who led Glendale to an appearance in the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs last season. "If we play as a team, then I'm confident [once the season begins next winter].
"We have played in three tournaments this week, and it lets me see things for next season."
Glendale, which also participated in tournaments at Burbank High and Occidental College, will conclude summer action at 4 p.m. today against Ayala at Bell-Jeff. Adary said the Nitros played about 30 games this summer.
Glendale forced Alemany into a slew of turnovers and converted them into points. The Nitros, who finished fourth in the Pacific League last season, led throughout the entire game.
"Normally we don't press unless we have to," Adary said. "It's something that we see if we can do for next year.
"We also have a little more height than we did last year."
The Nitros received six first-half points from senior guard Sarah Lee to build a 19-9 halftime lead. Lee finished with nine points.
Teammate Alia Ibrahim collected nine points, including six in the first half. She made a short jump shot to give Glendale a 15-6 lead with 6:04 left in the first half, forcing Alemany to call a timeout.
The Nitros, who suffered a 46-38 loss to Westlake in an opening-pool-play game on Wednesday, led by at least 12 points throughout the second half. Inexperienced Alemany never scored more than four points in a row.
Ida Markaryan scored five points for the Nitros, all in the second half. Teammate Siyouneh Novshadian also had five.
The Nitros got a good defensive performance from guard/forward Marlow Tomasian, who will look to crack the starting lineup.
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