Senior Karisma Chapman had a career-high 37 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's win.
Nov. 30, 2013
“Today was another great team win,” said head coach Randy Norton. “Karisma (Chapman) had an special performance and her teammates did an outstanding job of finding her and getting her the ball. I thought our team really pulled together in the second half and had some big time stops on the defensive end.”
UAB (5-3) has won three-straight games, while ending
Chapman’s 37 points led all players, and was the first time a Blazer has scored 30 or more points since Ashley Grimes had 31 against
Defensively, UAB outrebounded its opponent for the seventh time this season with 40 boards to
Chapman netted three-straight jumpers to close the gap and a three-pointer by junior Miranda Burroughs gave UAB a 30-28 lead with 2:28 remaining in the half.
Out of halftime, the Blazers really attacked the basket, scoring 24 of 38 points in the paint. UAB retook the lead at the 17:57 mark after a jumper in the paint from Chapman. The Bearcats responded and held their last lead of 43-42 with 16:18 remaining in the game. From there, UAB went on a 6-0 run and held
The Bearcats tried to fight back, but Chapman converted a layup and got the foul to swing the momentum back in UAB’s favor. Then, Grimes hit three baskets in the span of a minute that pushed the lead to 62-53 with 2:39 left.
UAB will return home to face