Nov. 1, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Saturday will mark the second exhibition game for the UAB women’s basketball team as they host West Florida on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. CT in Bartow Arena. It will be the first ever meeting between the two teams.
Head coach Randy Norton’s team put together a strong performance in its first exhibition game. Three players scored in double-figures to propel the UAB women’s basketball team to an 86-40 win over Georgia Southwestern. The 86 points were more than the team scored any game last season.
Freshman Janeka Williams led all players with 16 points and was a perfect 6-6 from the field. Sophomore Chelsee Black scored 15 points after hitting three 3-pointers and was 4-4 from the free throw line. Senior Karisma Chapman, a preseason All-Conference USA selection, added 11 points and led the Blazers with nine rebounds.
As a team, the Blazers shot 43.3 percent from the field overall, including 50 percent in the second half. Defensively, UAB out-rebounded the Hurricanes 54-38 and held them to just 23.9 percent shooting on the night.
About the Argonauts
This will be the first exhibition game for West Florida this season. West Florida finished 6-21 overall in the 2012-13 season. The Argonauts return three of their five starters from a season ago, including second-leading scorer Toynetta Johnson who averaged 10.9 points per game. Johnson also led the team with 80 steals.
All home games for UAB will be streamed live for viewers to watch on UABsports.com and fans can listen to the game free online.