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HOUSTON – Sophomore Daisha Simmons recorded 22 points and junior Shafontaye Myers added another 19 to lead Alabama to an 83-74 victory over Houston on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion. The win moves the Crimson Tide to 2-0 on the season, while the Cougars fall to 0-2 with the loss.
“I thought from the beginning we played awfully hard tonight,” said Alabama head coach Wendell Hudson. “We knew coming on the road and playing against a good team like this was going to be tough, but I am pleased with the way we responded. I am really proud of the team’s effort tonight.”
Joining Simmons and Myers in doubles figures was junior Jasmine Robinson with 13 as well as sophomore Kaneisha Horn, who finished with a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds. Senior Meghan Perkins registered a game-high three assists, while Myers tallied a career-best six steals.
Simmons hit the first points of the contest with a three-pointer at the 18:51 mark. The Tide remained in front until six unanswered points put the Cougars on top, 18-17, with 9:35 to play in the opening half. From there, Alabama used an 18-7 run to take a 10-point advantage with just over four minutes to play in the first. The Tide would stay in front and take a 39-33 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Really pulling for Coach Hudson and the ladies to turn the corner. There seems to be some promise, and they're bringing in some pretty decent recruits. Thanks for the update!
Roll Tide! Keep it going. Things are looking better!
That's good....would love to see our women's basketball really competing for a spot in March
Wow! That really is the most impressive OOC road win that I can remember for Coach Hud. Hopefully, this is the start of the ascent...
Keep it going, ladies! RTR!
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