Women’s Basketball Wins Fifth Consecutive Game

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – West Alabama women’s basketball brings home their fifth consecutive win before heading into Thanksgiving break. The Tigers defeated Spring Hill College 74-49 Tuesday evening at Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center. 

UWA improved to 5-1 on the season, while SHC dropped to 0-5.

Tazsa Garrett-Hammett paced the Tigers with 18 points. The LaGrange, Georgia native went 8-for-10 from the field. She also collected two rebounds, had three assists, and one steal.

Bria Dent added 15 points, had six rebounds, and three assists. Naelyn Rios scored 13 points, collected nine rebounds, and had five assists. 

The Badgers struck first with a layup, 66 seconds after tip-off to gain a 2-0 advantage over the Tigers. Both teams put up 18 points in the first quarter. 

UWA dominated the second quarter, outscoring SHC 24-2 to take a 42-22 lead before heading into the half.

Coming out of halftime, the third quarter was a back-and-forth battle, but the Tigers came out on top 18-15 to gain a 60-37 lead. 

UWA came out hot in the fourth quarter, going on a 9-2 run. The Tigers continued to outscore the Badgers 14-12 in the fourth quarter to claim the 74-49 victory over Spring Hill.

The Tigers shot 56.6 percent (30-of-53) from the floor, and 44.8 percent (13-of-29) from the free throw line. UWA turned SHC’s 22 turnovers into 26 points. UWA also won in bench points with 22-12. 

Ariel Thompson led Spring Hill with 13 points and 11 rebounds. 

UWA limited SHC to 32.7 percent in field goals (18-of-55), 10.5 percent (2-of-19) from the three-point line, and 57.9 11-of-19) from the free throw line. 

Box Score

The Tigers head to Clinton to open up GSC play on Thursday, December 2. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. against Mississippi College in A.E. Woof Coliseum. 

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