Nov. 25, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The women's basketball team won its second-straight game, posting a 60-32 victory over Alabama A&M on Monday night in Foster Auditorium. The win moves the Crimson Tide to 2-3 on the season, while the Bulldogs drop to 0-4.
Nikki Hegstetter led all scorers with 13 points. She was followed by Shafontaye Myers with 12 points, Oceana Hamilton with 11 points and Ashley Williams with 10 points. Daisha Simmons dished out a career-best nine assists and pulled down seven rebounds. Alabama A&M was by Alyssa Strickland, who had 10 points, and Alganese Gatson, who had a game-high 10 rebounds.
Alabama scored the first points of the game 10 second in with Simmons knocking down a three-pointer and would never trail in the contest. The Tide held the Bulldogs scoreless until the 15:22 mark of the first half and led by as many as 29. Alabama continued to lead throughout the second half, not allowing Alabama A&M to get any closer than 18.
For the game, the Tide went 23-58 from the field and 7-21 from three point range, while the Bulldogs connected on 11-54 shots from the floor and 2-17 from beyond the arc. Alabama held a slight advantage on the boards, 44-37, but amassed 18 assists on its 23 field goals and had eight blocks.
Next up, the Tide travels to Moraga, Calif., for the Saint Mary's College Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic where it will take on Saint Mary's on Friday at 4 p.m. CT and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT.
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