ALABAMA BEATS COLGATE TO EARN SIXTH WIN OF SEASON

Basketball

The Alabama women’s basketball team beat Colgate, 72-52, inside Coleman Coliseum Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Crimson Tide improves to 6-3, while the Raiders fall to 7-3 on the season.

The start was slow, junior Ariyah Copeland and sophomore Megan Abrams had 13 of the Crimson Tide’s 17 points in the first quarter to take a 17-11 advantage. The Raiders went on a 9-1 run to take the lead, but Alabama closed out the quarter on a 13-6 run, leading at halftime, 32-26.

In the third quarter, Alabama outscored Colgate 24-14, hitting four three-pointers from four different players. The Crimson Tide closed out the game outscoring the Raiders 16-12.

Jasmine Walker led the Crimson Tide, recording her first career double-double with 16 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Copeland added 15 points, shooting 7-of-13 from the field and sophomore Brittany Davis finished with 11 points off the bench.

Alabama outrebounded Colgate 41-23, with eight offensive boards.

Alabama held Colgate to 22-of-63 shooting from the field, while Alabama finished shooting 27-of-53.

Alabama will next play North Carolina on Sunday, Dec. 15, for the annual Holiday Hoops and Teddy Bear game. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. CT.

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