Alabama Defeats Mercer inside Coleman Coliseum, 55-48

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama women’s basketball team delivered a rebound performance in a Thanksgiving Eve game against Mercer Wednesday, defeating the non-conference sprint at Coleman Coliseum, 55-48. Crimson Tide improved to 3-2 in 2021-22, while the Bears dropped to 3-3.

Megan Abrams He led in scoring for the second game in a row, scoring 17 points on a 5 of 14 shot, including 4 of 9 from long range and 3 of 4 from bar. She made five rebounds, a pair of steals, and an assist to complete her stats streak. Brittany Davis Her fifth straight game in which she has scored 10 or more points, she scored 13 against the Bears, while conceding a double-double in nine rebounds, a pair of possessions, and two assists.

Jada Rice She led a second-half boom for Crimson Tide, scoring all 12 of her points in the last 20 minutes of the game. Tide improved his shooting by 10 percent from the first into the second, while also outselling the Bears, 21-15, in the last two frames, sealing the deal for his fourth straight win against Mercer.

“I’m really proud of our team’s determination and resilience against what I think is going to be the championship team. Mercer has done a really great job so far in the season and they are really, really good. They are very good coach, Suzy (Gardner) is doing a great job. They changed their defensive strategy in the second quarter, And we didn’t respond well. We had some people who were involved in playing in the first half, and then we had some people who made plays in the second half. Just a combination of doing what we had to do, and finding a way to win bravely. So, I was very proud. with our team today.

News and Notes

  • Alabama in its 48th season with a record high of 794-616 (.563).
    • The Crimson Tide has a home record of 405-199 (0.670).
    • The Crimson Tide is 3-2 in 2021-22.
  • Kristi Carrey She is in her ninth season as head coach of Crimson Tide, setting a record of 136-120 in her time at The Capstone.
    • Curry is in her 23rd season as the head coach of her career, and has a mark of 445-269 for the entire time.
  • The starting group in Alabama included the guards Megan AbramsAnd Hannah BarberAnd Jamia Mingo Young And Brittany Davisand the center Jada RiceFor the fifth game in a row.
  • Megan Abrams Crimson Tide led in scoring for the second consecutive game and the third time this season, scoring 17 points against Mercer.
    • She added five rebounds, two steals, and an assist to her baseline.
    • I went 4 out of 9 from the arc, which is a big season for the grown-ups.
  • Brittany Davis He played a double-double against the bears, scoring 13 points and getting nine rebounds.
    • This was the fifth consecutive game in which a player scored 10 or more points for Crimson Tide.
  • Jada Rice She scored her third double-digit game of the season, with 12 points, all of which came in the second half.
    • She has led the team in field goal percentage after running in the last 20 minutes, with 6 of 11 off the field.
    • The middle hit five rebounds and a block in just 20 minutes of movement.
  • Allie Cruce scored a season high in 15 minutes and scored a season high with six points.
  • Hannah Barber He provided six assists at the highest level of the season.
  • After Mercer trailed rebounds in the first half 24-21, Alabama turned the ball in the second half to win the battle over the boards overall, 42-39.

how did that happen

  • Brittany Davis He opened the game 2-of-2 from distance, helping Alabama to a 6-0 lead to start the contest.
  • By the first media stint (1Q, 5:13), Alabama Mercer led 11-2.
    • Alabama fired 50 percent from the field (3 of 6 fg, 3 of 5 3 fg), while Mercer fired 12.5 percent of the field (1 of 8 fg, 0-2 3 fg).
  • Despite Alabama’s strong defense to start the game, Mercer finished the first quarter with a 7-0 score, with the Bears closing the gap on Crimson, 19-13.
    • Mercer extended his scoring streak to start the second quarter, good for a 11-0 lead, with Alabama leading 19-17.
  • Alabama started the second quarter without a field goal until 5:38, thanks to stealing and throwing the ball Jamia Mingo Young.
    • She allowed Crimson Tide to extend her lead, 21-17.
    • The Crimson Tide saw the fewest goals in a quarter of the season, scoring just seven points in this frame, allowing for just nine points from Mercer.
  • In the first inning, Alabama led Mercer, 26-22.
    • Alabama has made nine of 27 attempts from the field, including six of 16 attempts from the arc (33.3 percent).
    • Mercer has made 10 of 35 shots from the field, including one of her seven attempts from the arc (28.6 percent).
    • Bear outnumbered the Crimson Tide in the first 20 minutes, 24-21.
  • Megan Abrams Crimson Tide opened up the second half from 3 points from the corner.
  • The Crimson Tide caused a 12-0 lead midway through the third quarter, extending its lead to 38-24, the longest lead in the game.
    • The Tide closed the quarter, 44-35, with the game’s best shot percentage so far at 43.8 percent from the field.
  • jump shot Jada Rice The two-and-a-half-minute drought overtook Alabama in the fourth quarter (4:29), helping Crimson Tide to lead 53-44 in the final minutes.
    • After Mercer misses the jump and the defensive rebound Ali Craig Cross On the other end of the field, Rice continued her jump with her stop to go up 55-44 (4Q, 3:50).
  • After a pair of 30-second timeouts, Alabama would not score again, allowing only four points in that stretch, and concluded the game with a fourth straight win over Mercer, 55-48.

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The Alabama women’s basketball team will return to the Coleman Coliseum to host West Carolina on Friday, November 26 at 2 p.m. CT.

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