Women's Basketball Recap: December 10
Alabama 73, Grambling State 49
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Grambling State University junior guard Shakyla Hill surpassed the 1,000-point plateau as she scored a career-high 26 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Tigers fell to Alabama, 73-49, on Sunday afternoon at Coleman Coliseum.
Alabama (6-3) led 14-6 after one quarter and outscored Grambling State, 20-17, in the second to take a 34-23 lead into the break. The Crimson Tide used a 21-7 run in the third quarter and led 55-30 going into the final quarter.
Hill finished with a double-double in points and rebounds to pace the Grambling State offense. She tallied 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, and added eight steals and four assists. Darae Taylor registered a career-high seven points and added one steal, one assist and one rebound.
Hannah Cook led Alabama with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Ashley Williams finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal.
Alabama led 14-6 after a free throw by Jordan Lewis with 38 seconds left in the opening quarter and the Crimson Tide took that advantage into the second.
Grambling State (3-4) fought back and used a 6-0 run, capped by a Hill 3-pointer to cut the margin to 14-12 with 8:08 left in the period. Alabama answered an outscored the Lady Tigers, 13-6, over the next five minutes to grab a 27-18 advantage with 3:41 remaining in the first half.
The Crimson Tide took a 34-23 lead into the break and used a 14-5 run to begin the third quarter, capped when Cook sank a jumper with 3:15 left. Alabama didn’t look back in picking up its sixth win of the season.