Women's Basketball Recaps: December 17
UAB 85, Alabama A&M 58
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Alabama A&M women's basketball team fell to UAB 85-58 on Sunday at the Bartow Arena.
With the loss, Alabama A&M falls to 4-5 and UAB improves to 8-2.
Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs was DeShawna Harper with 17 points. Jameica Cobb followed with 10 points, while Ashlyn Dotson and Nigeria Jones added eight points. Dotson had a game-high 11 rebounds.
The Blazers started the game on a 12-2 run before Harper drained a three-pointer to cut UAB's lead to seven. However, the Blazers would extend their lead by 16, 25-9, with 2:28 on the clock and never looked back. UAB went into the locker with a 31-12 lead.
UAB jumped out to a 6-0 run to start the second half before Dotson hit a jumper to end the streak followed by a Cobb layup a few minutes later to bring their deficit to 48-32. The hosts would pull away later in the third heading into the final quarter with the 64-40 lead.
UAB had three players in double-figures led by Deanna Kuzmanic who finished with 23 points. Miyah Barnes added 16 while Angela Vendrell scored 11 points.
Courtesy: Alabama A&M Sports Information
Texas Southern 85, Paul Quinn College 59
HOUSTON - The Lady Tigers of Texas Southern University scored 14 unanswered points over a three-minute span during the third and fourth quarters Sunday to pull away from Paul Quinn College and claim an 85-59 victory.
Joyce Kennerson scored 33 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Lady Tigers (5-4) to their fourth consecutive victory. Breasia McElrath scored 10 points and pulled in 10 rebounds for Texas Southern, while Catherine Okwilagwe also chipped in 10 points.
Te’Ana Washington led Paul Quinn with 18 points. Paul Quinn College fell to 6-7.
TSU was held to 17 percent (3-of-18) shooting in the first quarter, but shot 57 percent (30-of-53) over the final three periods.
Kennerson pushed her season scoring average to 26.7 points per game. She surpassed Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell (26.3 points per game) as the nation’s scoring leader for the first time this season.
The Lady Tigers also welcomed sophomore Chynna Ewing back to the team. Ewing pulled in 12 rebounds in her season debut.
Camille Mills chipped in eight points for Texas Southern, which marked a career high.
Paul Quinn College pulled to within one point when Alexis Johnson knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:45 remaining in the third quarter to cut TSU’s lead to 43-42. Johnson scored seven points for PQC.
After having trouble pulling away from their guests, the Lady Tigers scored the final nine points of the quarter to take a 10-point lead into the final 10 minutes. McElrath capped the run with a layup and subsequent free throw with 9:19 left to play in the fourth quarter to give TSU a 57-42 lead.
Courtesy: Texas Southern Sports Information