Alabama Women’s Basketball Records 20th Win of the Season
Alabama women's basketball team has officially won their 20th game of the season, after defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores 88-70. This win improved the Crimson Tide to 9-4 in conference play for the first time since the 1997-1998 season.
Aaliyah Nye led the way for Alabama as she scored 17 points. Brittany Davis tallied 16 points, five steals, and a career high of eight assists. Hannah Barber brought in 14 points, six assists, and two steals. Finally, Sarah Ashlee Barker and Megan Abrams added 10 points each. Barker added five steals while Abrams also recorded three assists.
"Just want to thank everybody that came out on a horrible weather night. I know it really meant a lot to our program and our team," head coach Kristy Curry said. "I am really proud of our team, five in double figures. I thought we dominated a lot of categories. Tremendous third quarter. I'm just really proud of our team".
Early in the game, Alabama came out strong with a 27-10 score to end of the first quarter. A three-pointer from Aaliyah Nye made it 30-10, but the Commodores managed to cut down the drastic difference to 35-25 at the 4:23 mark in the second quarter. By the end of the first half, Alabama only held a six point lead.
To start the second half, Alabama came out strong again and brought their lead up to 51-39. By the end of the third quarter, the score was 64-47. The largest lead of the game came from Karly Weather's three-pointer, which gave Alabama a 24-point lead (82-58) in the fourth quarter.
Alabama women's basketball will travel to Starkville this Sunday to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 4:30 p.m. CST.