Newcomer Ashley Grimes scored six points in her Blazer debut.
Nov. 11, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Fresh off a season-opening win against Austin Peay, the UAB women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time this year when it heads to Normal, Ala., to take on Alabama A&M Monday at 6 p.m. CT.
UAB picked up its first season-opening victory since 2010 on Friday when the squad ran past the Lady Governors. The Blazers once again won with a strong defensive effort, scoring 32 points off 29 Austin Peay turnovers.
Led by senior forward Michaelea Kleist’s 14 points, UAB had four players score in double figures against APSU, including 13 from freshman forward Kayla Anderson.
UAB shot 47 percent from the field for the game against the Lady Governors, while hitting 12-of-23 shots in the second half. The Blazers also held a big advantage in the paint, outscoring APSU, 36-26, in the post.
Alabama A&M enters the contest following a 62-51 win against Miles College. The Lady Bulldogs picked up their first victory of the season, thanks to 15 points from junior guard Alyssa Strickland. Alabama A&M won despite shooting just 34 percent from the field.
UAB holds a 5-0 advantage in the all-time series with the Lady Bulldogs with the last meeting on Dec. 15, 2011 – a 57-46 Blazer win.
Following Monday’s game, UAB travels to Nashville, Tenn., to take on Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. CT.