The Alabama women's basketball team (12-7, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) returns to the court on…
Treys By Myers Put Tide By Auburn
"Shafontaye was a huge factor for us tonight, but she's also the one that her teammates are looking for," said Alabama Coach Wendell Hudson. "They are making that extra pass and giving up shots to get it to her because that three-point shot, especially when she is hot regardless of how much defense you play, if you get that shot then that is kind of like a defensive stopper for the opponent."
Joining Myers in doubles figures was junior Jasmine Robinson, scoring 13 points. Senior Alicia Mitcham contributed a game-high 12 rebounds followed by senior Meghan Perkins, who finished with nine rebounds and 11 points. Auburn sophomore Hasina Muhammad led the Tigers with 13 points followed by junior Peyton Davis with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Auburn led by as many as five in the first half, but lost its edge after a three-pointer from Myers put the Tide in front, 20-18, with 4:16 remaining in the half. Myers and sophomore Daisha Simmons would connect on three-pointers on each of Alabama's next two possessions to give the Tide an eight-point advantage, which eventually rose to 10 at the half.
The Tigers began the second outscoring the Tide, 11-2, but soon lost its momentum as Alabama used a 15-6 run midway through the half to jump back on top by 10. The Tide would lead by as many as 19 and did not allow Auburn to get any closer than 10 for the duration of the contest.
For the game, Alabama shot 29.7 percent (19-64) while the Tigers were 30.6 percent (19-62) from the floor. The biggest difference was in three-point field goals as the Tide hit nine while Auburn went scoreless from long range. Alabama led in rebounds, 51-48, and forced 20 Tiger turnovers.
"Playing in this league, every game is a fight," added Hudson. "The Auburn-Alabama rivalry is an exciting rivalry. It was played the way it should be, and the players played with the passion they need to play with."
Alabama returns to the court Sunday, Jan. 27, to take on Vanderbilt in the Tide's annual Power of Pink game. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT and will air regionally on the SEC Network. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased on RollTide.com, by phone by calling 1-877-TIDETIX (843-3849) or at the Athletic Ticket Office at Coleman Coliseum.
BamaMag.com Recommended Stories
Michigan: Brandon Resigns, Hackett Interim AD
Michigan President Mark Schlissel officially announced the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon Friday. Schlissel appointed Jim Hackett as the interim AD with the plan moving forward to hire…Read More
Hoops: Where are the Top Recruits Going?
The initial basketball signing period begins in less than two weeks and there are currently 22 players in Scout.com's 2015 top 100 still uncommitted. Who are those 22 players considering and who will…Read More
Catch Big Fall Bass on Natural Lakes and Rivers
Check out some great tips for bass fishing up north as the water cools on its way into winter. There is some great fishing to be had right now before it gets too cold.Read More
10 Creepy Trail Cam Pics For Halloween
Most of us would prefer to be sitting in our treestand on Halloween, waiting for a rutting buck to wonder past, than following our kids from house to house scrambling for treats. Here are a 10 spooky…Read More
2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.0
We're at the halfway mark of the NFL season, so here's our first crack at a mock draft. Hey, Oakland Raiders, you're on the clock!Read More