Women’s basketball snaps losing streak with win over Tulane

Alabama’s women’s basketball defeated Tulane 69-58 to snap a three-game losing streak Saturday afternoon. The win put Alabama at 6-4 on the season while Tulane fell to 7-2.

“A great job by our team today,” head coach Kristy Curry said. “I am really proud of their effort on both ends of the floor. We just beat a really good team that has great balance and are so well coached, and I thought we had a great game plan going in. We were really active on the defensive end, and we were able to create a lot of baskets off of turnovers. We controlled the boards, and there were a lot of positives for our team to build on today.”

Leading the Crimson Tide was sophomore Jasmine Walker with 20 points and five rebounds. Following her was junior Cierra Johnson with 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Junior Jordan Lewis finished with 16 points, two rebounds, and four assists.

Alabama went on an 11-2 run to start the game and ended the first quarter with a 23-9 lead. Tulane would start the second quarter fast, going on a 9-0 run to cut the Crimson Tide’s lead to five. However, Alabama would end on a 6-0 run with back-to-back three-pointers by Johnson. Shaquera Wade went down with an injury but would return in the second half.

Alabama led 31-20 at halftime.

Alabama found it’s biggest lead of the game leading the Green Wave by 20. The Crimson Tide went on a 9-0 run to lead 51-37 headed into the final quarter. Tulane went on a hot streak going on an 8-0 run and causing three Alabama turnovers, but Alabama was able to hold the Green Wave off to secure the win.

Alabama shot 25-of-66 and 38 percent from the field while Tulane shot 23-of-56 for 41 percent. The Crimson Tide out-rebounded the Green Wave 43-33 and forced 23 turnovers by Tulane. The Crimson Tide went 78 percent from the foul line, an area of consistency for the team.

Alabama will be back in action Sunday, Dec. 16 when it takes on Northwestern State. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m.

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