Senior Karisma Chapman has scored 25 or more points in each of the last three games.
Jan. 14, 2014
Scouting the Golden Hurricane
Chapman Climbing the Ranks
Senior Karisma Chapman has certainly left her mark on the UAB women’s basketball program. Chapman is second in school history in steals (250) and jumped up to fifth in blocked shots (76) after recording four against UTEP. As a junior, she became the 26th player in school history to reach 1,000 points, and as since added to her total. With 1,327 points, she has moved into 16th all-time and is just three points away from 15th.
In the two games against Vanderbilt and UTEP, Karisma Chapman and Chelsee Black have each scored over 25 points. Black finished with 29 against Vanderbilt and then had 26 against UTEP. Chapman tallied 27 points against the Commodores and added 26 against UTEP. It was the first time that two UAB players have scored more than 25 points in consecutive games since the 2001 season, when Blazer greats Natasha Thomas and Deaana Jackson did it.
A Trio of Leading Ladies
The group of senior forward Karisma Chapman, senior guard Ashley Grimes and sophomore point guard Chelsee Black have combined to lead UAB in scoring in all 13 games in the 2013-14 season. The three are all averaging double figures and have all scored in double-digits in eight games this season.
They each rank among the top-10 in C-USA individual categories. Chapman is sixth in scoring (19.1 ppg), eighth in rebounding (7.9 rpg) and eighth in minutes played (34.60). Grimes is seventh in steals (2.27), eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.377). Black is second in three-point field goals made (2.20 pg), third in free throw percentage (.868) and fourth in minutes played (36.53).f
UAB Efficient Behind the Arc
The Blazers have been shooting well from three-point range this season. They currently rank sixth in Conference
Blazers Attacking the Boards
The Blazers have been strong on the boards in the 2013-14 season. They have outrebounded their opponents in 11 of the 15 games so far this season. Three different players have reached over 10 rebounds in a contest. Karisma Chapman has recorded double-digit rebounds three times, sophomore Dy’Man Webb had a career-high 11 against
Strong Under the Basket
The team has outscored its opponents in the paint in eight of the first 15 games this season. The Blazers have tallied at least 30 points in the paint in each of those games. UAB has played especially well at home, scoring 40 points in the paint against Lipscomb, tallying 30 in the win over Samford and putting up 32 to top
Sophomores Stepping Up
UAB will rely on a strong sophomore class in 2013-14 with six sophomores returning. Chelsee Black, a
Black Leading the Pack
Sophomore Chelsee Black has been outstanding as the starting point guard for UAB in the 2013-14 season. She leads the team in assists with 3.15 per game. She is currently third on the team with 14.7 ppg and is averaging 4.1 rebounds per game. Black is the only sophomore to rank in the C-USA top-10 in minutes played with 36.46 minutes per game, which is fourth.
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