Sophomore Kayla Anderson recorded five blocked shots against Middle Tennessee.
Jan. 21, 2014
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Blazer Block Party
UAB ranks third among C-USA in blocked shots per game (4.80). The Blazers put down a season-high 10 blocks as a team against Middle Tennessee. Sophomore Kayla Anderson recorded five of those blocks, which ties her career-high set earlier this season against
All Blazers Getting In The Action
UAB had all nine eligible players contribute in the two games against
Chapman Climbing the Ranks
Senior Karisma Chapman has certainly left her mark on the UAB women’s basketball program. Chapman is now second in school history in steals (253) and her two block shots against Middle Tennessee ties her for fourth all-time with 80 blocks. As a junior, she became the 26th player in school history to reach 1,000 points, and has since added to her total. With 1,353 points, she has moved into 15th all-time.
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 17 games in the 2013-14 season. The three are each averaging double figures and have all scored in double-digits in 11 games this season.
They each rank among the top-10 in C-USA individual categories. Chapman is sixth in scoring (18.4 ppg), eighth in rebounding (8.1 rpg), eighth in minutes played (33.94) and 10th in field goal percentage (.500). Grimes is eighth in steals (2.12), ninth in scoring (15.5 ppg) and ninth in 3-point field goal percentage (.371) and. Black is second in free throw percentage (.870), third in 3-point field goals made (2.29 pg), fourth in minutes played (36.65), fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (.379) and 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.29).
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 Deanna Jackson did it.
UAB Efficient Behind the Arc
The Blazers have been shooting well from three-point range this season. They currently rank third in Conference
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