Nov. 20, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB women’s basketball team remains on the road this Thursday, Nov. 21, for a matchup with Chattanooga that is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET.
UAB (2-2) enters Thursday’s game after winning its last two games, while Chattanooga (2-1) is coming off of a win over Belmont last Sunday. Most recently, the Blazers topped Richmond, 53-49, on the road. Senior Ashley Grimes hit a layup with 15 seconds remaining to give UAB the lead and eventually the win.
It will be the 34th meeting all-time between the two teams. Chattanooga holds a 19-14 advantage in the series and has won the last seven meetings. Chattanooga currently has a 28-game home winning streak, dating back to the 2011-12 season-opening win over UAB.
Sophomores Stepping Up
UAB will rely on a strong sophomore class in 2013-14 with six sophomores returning. Chelsee Black, a Bessemer native, is second on the team with 14.5 points per game and has scored in double-figures in each of the first four games. The duo of Kayla Anderson and Dy’Man Webb are leading the team off the glass. Both are averaging 6.3 rebounds per game. Anderson also leads the team with 11 blocks so far on the season.
Chapman Does it All
Senior Karisma Chapman can be found at the top of nearly every statistical category for the Blazers. Chapman leads the team in points per game, averaging 16.0 in four games this season. She is currently second on the team in steals (6), blocks (4) and assists (10). So far this season she is shooting .448 from the field and has scored in double figures in all four games.
Black Leading the Pack
Sophomore Chelsee Black has been outstanding as the starting point guard in UAB’s first four games of the 2013-14 season. She is currently second on the team with 14.5 ppg and is averaging 4.8 rebounds per game. Black scored a career-high 23 points and led the team with five assists against Western Illinois. She has hit double-digits in all four games of the season so far.
Anderson on the Attack
Sophomore Kayla Anderson has been strong under the basket, leading UAB in rebounds (6.3 rpg) and blocks (11) on the season. She has tallied a block in four-straight games and had a career-high four in the win over Lipscomb. In the last three games, she has grabbed at least three blocks.
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