Tucson, AZ — The University of Alabama Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team traveled west this weekend to compete in several Intercollegiate Division games and a single interleague game.
The Tide began the weekend against Illinois. The first matchup showed Alabama was working to control all facets of the game. Their transition and new defensive looks proved to be too much for Illinois to handle. Alabama outscored Illinois in each quarter, including keeping them scoreless in the third. Final score, 61-20. The second game of the weekend featured Alabama against Wisconsin Whitewater. The Crimson Tide started the game firing on all cylinders. Their offensive and defensive strategies were tough to compete with. Alabama went into half time leading 44-16. The game was far from over though, as Whitewater’s half-time adjustments allowed them to scratch back in the third quarter. Alabama demonstrated resilience and flexibility throughout the game, coming out on top, 73-50.
Alabama had a brand new opponent during their only Saturday matchup, the Southern Arizona Storm. The Tide had their hands full with a great veteran team. After jumping out to an early lead, Alabama was only able to maintain the point spread. A scrappy game riddled with turnovers seemed to play to the strengths of the Storm. The middle quarters were the toughest for the Tide, who again showed great mental toughness despite their struggle to put points on the board. Finishing their weekend of competition on a strong note, beating the Storm 65-44.
The Crimson Tide Women are now 15-4 overall and 7-2 in conference and have a weekend off before their next competition on February 10th in Tuscaloosa. Roll Tide!