LIVINGSTON, Ala. – West Alabama women’s basketball team defeated Southeastern Baptist College 72-43 Friday night in Pruitt Hall. With the win, the Tigers improved to 3-1 on the season, while the Lady Chargers dropped to 0-10.
Bria Dent and Zoe Watts led the Tigers’ offense. Dent recorded her second double-double of the season. The Birmingham, Alabama native finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds along with three steals. Dent went 5-for-7 from the field, and 2-for-2 from the free throw line. Watts added 12 points, going 6-for-8 from the field.
Tazsa Garrett-Hammett started things off for UWA with a layup 54 seconds after tip-off. The Tigers jumped to a 19-6 lead in the first quarter and won the second quarter 20-11 to take a 39-17 lead at the half.
In the second quarter, Dent scored six points off two layups and a jumper. Lauryn Lilly added five points off a three-pointer and a fast break layup. Watts chipped in four points off a layup and jumper. Payton James made a three-pointer, and Rose Smith made a layup to round out the second quarter scoring for the Tigers.
Coming out of the break, UWA kept their foot on the gas and outscored the Lady Chargers by two points, 14-12. Garrett-Hammett, Dent, and Watts scored four points, while Lilly chipped in two points in the third quarter to close out the period with a 53-29 lead.
In the fourth quarter, the Tigers went on a 19-14 run and closed out the game with a 72-43 victory over Southeastern Baptist.
As a unit, UWA shot 49.2 percent (29-of-59) from the floor, 26.7 percent from behind the arc, and 66.7 percent (10-of-15) from the free throw line. UWA turned BSC’s 10 turnovers into 19 points. UWA also won in bench points with 37-8.
Miah Hall led the Lady Chargers with nine points, three rebounds, and three steals.
SBC shot 25.4 percent (16-of-63) from the floor, 25.8 percent (8-of-31) from the three-point line, and 27.3 percent (3-of-11) from the free throw line.
The Tigers are back in action Saturday, November 20. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. against Carver Baptist in Pruitt Hall.
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