Nov. 29, 2007
OXFORD, Miss. - The UAB women's basketball team dropped a 74-62 contest at Ole Miss Thursday evening at the C.M. "Tad" Smith Coliseum. The Blazers move to 2-5 on the year and the Lady Rebels improved their record to 3-2.
UAB trailed at the half, 40-25, but crawled back to come within eight on multiple occasions in the second half before falling short against the Lady Rebels, 74-62.
"I was disappointed in the way that we played tonight," said UAB head coach Audra Smith. "We got ourselves in a hole early and it was too much to overcome in the end.
"I thought we stepped it up and played a little better in the second half. We changed some things with our defense and that seemed to help. But, we couldn't pull it out tonight."
The Blazers shot 29.5 percent from the field, including 22.6 percent from beyond the arc. UAB also made 19-of-25 (76.0%) from the free throw line.
Senior guard/forward Diamond Rogers led the Blazers with 25 points. Rogers also added five rebounds, four assists and one steal on the night.
Freshman guard Amanda Peterson had a career-high night with 11 points on a trio of three-pointers and a pair of free throws. Junior guard Britney Jones was the other Blazer in double figures with 11 points as well.
Senior center Christon Ingram paced UAB in rebounds with six, while Rogers and Jones both added five and sophomore forward Erica Simpson grabbed four.
Ole Miss shot 40.0 percent from the field and 63.2 percent from the charity stripe.
The Lady Rebels were led in scoring by Kayla Melson with 15 points, followed by Shawn Goff and Elizabeth Robertson with 11 points each. Carla Bartee scored nine points and had a game-high 18 boards.
Next up for UAB is a trip to Blacksburg, Va. to take on Virginia Tech Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET at the Cassell Coliseum.