Women’s Hoops Cruise by Oakwood in Season Opener

LIVINGSTON, Ala.Bria Dent scored 18 points, along with Zoe Watt, who scored 16 points to lead the West Alabama women’s basketball team to a 84-41 victory over Oakwood Tuesday night at Pruitt Hall Gymnasium.

With the win, the Tigers improved their overall record to 2-1, while Oakwood dropped to 0-5 on  the season. 

Dent led the Tiger’s offense. The Birmingham, Alabama native scored 18 points, going 9-for-13 from the field, while collecting eight rebounds. Watts scored 16 points, going 7-for-9 in the paint. The Birmingham, Alabama native also collected six rebounds. 

Three minutes after tip-off, Tazsa Garrett-Hammett put UWA on the scoreboard first by making a layup to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead over Oakwood. With 6:49 remaining, Jala Williams added to the lead after she made a steal and made a layup on the fast break to give the Tigers a 4-0 advantage. 

Watts came out hot, scoring nine points in the first quarter. UWA outscored the Ambassadors 10-8 to close out the first quarter with UWA taking a 14-8 lead. 

In the second quarter, UWA limited the Ambassadors to only seven points compared to the Tigers 18. UWA went on a 8-3 run. Dent made two layups, along with Lauryn Lilly and William’s layup. With three minutes left, the Tigers ended the half on a 10-3 run to establish a 32-15 lead at the break. 

UWA outscored Oakwood 21-9 in the third quarter and 26-14 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 84-41 victory.

The Tigers dominated in the paint and outscored the visitors 62-22 and turned the Ambassadors 20 turnovers into 25 points. UWA also won in bench points with 39-123.

Box Score

UWA returns home to host Southeastern Baptist College Friday, Nov. 19. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. at Pruitt Hall. 

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