The first game of the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Edinboro, Pa. ended in a 68-45 loss for the Alabama women against the University of Texas at Arlington women. While the first quarter was an even match up, the Movin’ Mavs had a run in the second quarter that left the Tide playing catch up for the remainder of the game.
The Tide could not compete with 22 out of 65 baskets made. Freshman, Arinn “Juice” Young, scored 30 points for the Tide. Maude Jacques scored six points, made four rebounds and assisted five baskets. Darda Sales contributed to the play with four points, eight rebounds and one assist.
The Tide will play University of Wisconsin at Whitewater for third place on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. EST at McComb Fieldhouse at Edinboro University. The game will be broadcasted live at gofightingscots.com.
”Although we lost, my ladies put all they had on the court tonight. I couldn’t be more proud. Losing is an unfortunate part of basketball, but we played like the champs we are. Our heart and soul was left on the court, and I can’t wait to finish the season and my career with our game on Saturday. Roll tide,” said senior Elissa “Mouse” Robinson.