Alabama Women’s Basketball Earns the 800th Win in Program History; Defeats Sam Houston State 84-50
Over 1,700 students and teachers from around the Tuscaloosa area watched the Alabama Crimson Tide earn its seventh straight victory on Monday in an 84-50 win over Sam Houston State. This win marked the 800th win in program history.
“These kids take a lot of pride in representing the front of their chest and trying to go out every day and be good role models and it was just really fun, especially on the day where we achieved 800 program wins,” said Alabama head coach Kristy Curry.
After a close first quarter, Alabama outscored Sam Houston State 27-9 in the second quarter going up 42-23 at the half. The Crimson Tide continued to hold serve outscoring the Bearkats 42-27 throughout the rest of the game leading to the 84-50 win.
Alabama shot 50% from the field and Sam Houston State shot 34.9% from the field.
Megan Abrams led the Tide in scoring with 21 points. Four other Tide players scored in double figures including: JaMya Mingo-Young (15), Brittany Davis (14), Hannah Barber (11), and Taylor Sutton (10). Mingo-Young added 11 rebounds picking up her second straight double-double.
Courtney Cleveland led the Bearkats in scoring with 23 points.
The Alabama defense dominated the Bearkats, putting up 11 blocks. The Tide posted double-digit blocks for the first time since 2017. Jada Rice earned eight of the 11 total blocks which is the second most in a game in program history.
The Tide outrebounded the Bearkats 40-37.
Alabama was set to face off against Little Rock next, but the game was recently canceled due to an influenza outbreak within the Little Rock program.
Up next, Alabama hosts Winthrop on Monday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. CT on the SEC Network Plus.