Dec. 18, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Morehead State shot 50 percent in the second half on its way to a 57-50 win against the UAB women's basketball team Tuesday evening at Bartow Arena.
The Blazers fall to 7-3 overall following the loss, while MSU improves its record to 2-9, snapping an eight-game losing streak.
On the court for the first time in 16 days and playing without senior guard Amber Jones, the Blazers could not find much rhythm down the stretch as Morehead State used a 15-2 run midway through the second half to claim the win.
UAB hit just eight baskets in the final 20 minutes, while shooting just 27.6 percent. Meanwhile, Morehead State junior guard Terrice Robinson almost single-handedly lifted her team to the win with her 25 points on the night.
The Blazers actually built a slim halftime advantage at 27-22 thanks to junior forward Ashley Grimes' 4-for-5 performance from behind the arc. Grimes scored 12 in the period on the way to her fourth double-figure scoring effort this season.
UAB outrebounded the Eagles 36-27 and forced 15 Morehead State turnovers on the night. The 50 points scored by the Blazers represented the team's lowest offensive output of the season.
Three players scored in double figures for UAB, including 11 points each from freshman Chelsee Black and junior Karisma Chapman. Grimes paced the Blazers with her 14 points.
UAB now faces UT Martin Saturday at 2 p.m. CT at Bartow Arena.