ALABAMA CRUSHES AUBURN-MONTGOMERY IN EXHIBITION GAME AHEAD OF SEASON

The Alabama women’s basketball team had a strong performance, especially from its bench players, in a 105-16 win over Auburn-Montgomery in its exhibition match on Sunday.

The Crimson Tide was led by sophomore Brittany Davis scoring 19 points, while senior Cierra Johnson tallied 10 points in the win. Alabama had eight players score five or more points and scored 41 straight points over the Warhawks in the second and third quarters.

“It was good today to see a different colored jersey,” head coach Kristy Curry said in a press release. “Obviously, it’s hard when you’re going against yourself in practice day-after-day. As far as getting a lot of people minutes, I thought that was quality. To shoot 18-for-18 from the free-throw line regardless of the situation is always a positive. We took some positives away; we’ll take some clips away too that we need to continue to grow and improve. Overall it was just really good to be in a real game environment.”

Alabama started fast and never let up, going on a 13-2 scoring run in the first quarter with three shots behind the arc. The success continued for the Crimson Tide leading 57-11 at halftime.

Despite the Warhawks hitting a three-pointer in the third quarter, Alabama held Auburn-Montgomery to just five points in the second half.

Davis shot 7-of-12 for 58 percent in her first appearance with the Crimson Tide, including three baskets from behind the arc. Johnson hit a perfect 8-of-8 from the line, finishing for a team total 18-of-18 on free throws.

Alabama outrebounded Auburn-Montgomery 44-21, holding the Warhawks to 6-of-53 for 11.3 percent from the field.

Seventy of Alabama’s 105 points came from players off the bench.

Alabama opens the season Wednesday, Nov. 6, against Hampton. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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