AlabamaWBB Rolls To 5-0 Defeating Mercer 78-61
On Sunday the Alabama Women's Basketball team (5-0) defeated the Mercer Bears (3-3) in Macon, Georgia 78-61.
Alabama would have a strong first quarter shooting an impressive 7 of 10 from field-goal range and hitting 3 of 5 from 3-point range and held Mercer to 7 points scored.
Senior forward Ariyah Copeland continued her strong season by hitting her career high in points with 26 and added 6 rebounds hitting 9 of 10 from field goal range. Also having a big game was senior forward Jasmine Walker who had 12 rebounds while also scoring double digit points with 15.
"We had a great offensive balance with four players with double digits," Alabama head coach Kristy Curry said. "Ariyah was dominate in the paint. What helped us is that we were able to change our defenses and keep Mercer from executing the way they wanted to. I am proud of the way we rebounded the ball and our defensive effort."
The most surprising statistic based on Alabama's season was at the free throw line. The Tide made 22 out of 32 free-throws which is the lowest Alabama has shot this season to date. Alabama would make up for this, however, scoring a total of 40 points in the paint as a team and scoring 17 points off of turnovers.
Alabama is now 5-0 for the first time since 2016 with 3 non-conference games remaining before the SEC schedule begins on December 31st against the Missouri Tigers. Alabama will host the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles on Thursday night at 8 p.m. which will be broadcast on the SEC Network.