Balanced Effort Leads to Big Win for the Tide over Bethune-Cookman
The Alabama Crimson Tide earned its third straight victory on Sunday afternoon in a dominate 89-45 win over the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats.
The Tide entered the game with a 4-2 record coming off an impressive 77-43 win over Western Carolina. The Wildcats entered the game with a 1-4 record, coming off a tough 94-53 loss to Mississippi State.
Alabama started out strong hitting three three-point baskets in the first quarter to jump out to an early 23-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Tide stretched the lead out to 44-18 at the half. The Tide continued their dominance for the rest of the game cementing the 89-45 win. The Tide finished the game shooting 47.1% from the field while the Wildcats finished shooting 22.6% from the field.
Alabama head coach Kristy Curry was proud of her team’s fight through all four quarters.
“We just have to put four solid quarters together, that’s the strength in numbers that we’re trying to be from a team standpoint,” said Curry.
Khlya Wade-Warren and JaMya Mingo-Young led all scorers with 16 points each. Warren was one rebound shy from picking up a double-double.
“Today I saw the opportunity to be on go-mode,” said Warren. “Once I hit one shot, it was easy to keep going.”
Three other Alabama players scored in double figures including: Taylor Sutton (12), Brittany Davis (12), and Nia Daniel (11). Warren, Daniel, Sutton, and others contributed to the 43 points scored by the bench.
The Crimson Tide also recorded a season-high 18 steals in the game. The Tide outrebounded the Wildcats 53-41.
Taylor Williams and Morgan Beacham led the Wildcats in scoring with 10 points each.
Up next, Alabama hosts Memphis on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. CT on the SEC Network Plus.