Tuscaloosa, AL – Alabama’s campus played host to the ABC Medical Invitational this weekend. Four wheelchair basketball teams from across the country attended, including the Alabama Women. With two games on Saturday, the Crimson Tide opened the tournament against The University of Arizona. Alabama played outstanding defense and executed their offense smoothly to come away with a well-deserved victory, 87-18.
The Tide’s second game of the day was a tough match up against the tournament sponsor, ABC Medical. Alabama again came out with incredible defensive intensity, which limited ABC Medical to 11 total points in the first half. Alabama had the lead 30-11 at the half. With valuable contributions from each member of their roster, Alabama stayed in control throughout the game, finishing on top, 61-33.
A rubber match with ABC Medical was scheduled for a 12:30pm tip on Sunday. Both teams entered the game knowing that the intensity would be turned up a notch. After a closely contested first half, Bama lead by only eight points. With the halftime adjustments in mind, the Crimson Tide came out with a renewed confidence and had a stellar second half. Bama came away with their third win of the weekend, final score 83-52.
These were the Women’s final games of the fall semester. Their overall record after eleven games is 8-3; with a conference record of 2-1. The Crimson Tide Ladies will be back on the court in January as they make the final push towards the National Intercollegiate Championships.