The Alabama women’s basketball team cruised to a season-opening win Monday night, 97-51 over Alabama A&M.
In the first part of doubleheader in Coleman Coliseum, Alabama scored the game’s first 11 points and sprinted to a 29-8 lead after the opening quarter. Fans wanted the Crimson Tide to go for triple digits but instead dribbled out the clock to stick with 98.
Senior guard Brittany Davis led all scorers with 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting as coach Kristy Curry distributed the playing time throughout the deep Tide bench. Davis was locked in from the perimeter, knocking down 7 of 10 shots from 3-point range.
Other double-figure scorers included Karly Weathers (15 points including 3-for-4 from 3-point range) and Megan Abrams (11 points). JaMya Mingo-Young had 10 rebounds.
Alabama A&M was paced by Shaunice Reed’s 17 points that included 10-for-11 shooting from the foul line.
As a team, Alabama nailed 13 of 25 shots from the perimeter with Davis leading that charge.
The Crimson Tide will hit the road for a Thursday game at Tulane. That game will tip at 6 p.m. CT in New Orleans. The next home game comes Nov. 27 when Gardner-Webb visits Coleman Coliseum at 2 p.m.