Alabama Women’s Basketball Coach Kristy Curry knew what needed to be done, and that was the emphasis in preparation. Unfortunately, the execution didn’t measure up and as a result the Crimson Tide fell to Florida, 66-56, in Coleman Coliseum Sunday in Bama’s Power of Pink game to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer.
The Alabama women’s basketball team fell, 66-56, to Florida on Sunday at Coleman Coliseum in the Crimson Tide’s annual Power of Pink/Play4Kay game.
“The emphasis all week has been on just making sure that we do a great job of rebounding, boxing out and [being] fundamentally sound,” said Curry. “We weren't able to do that. I think that any time in this league where you get out-rebounded by 20 and have 17 turnovers, you're going to have a hard time winning. So, we just continue to keep working at it.”
With the loss, Bama fell to 15-10 overall and 3-9 in Southeastern Conference play, while the win lifted the Gators to 13-12 overall, 4-8 in the league.
Next up, the Tide hosts Tennessee on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. CT.
Alabama was led in scoring by junior Quanetria Bolton, who had 14 points. She was followed by fellow junior Meoshonti Knight and freshman Jordan Lewis, who chipped in 11 apiece. Junior Ashley Williams was the Tide’s top rebounder with seven boards.
Florida had two finish with double-doubles as senior Ronni Williams collected 19 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Delicia Washington had 12 points and 11 boards.
Alabama led 31-26 at halftime, but trailed by 9 at the end of the third quarter (43-52) and never got closer than three points in the final frame.
The Tide shot 32.8 per cent (20-61), while the Gators hit 40.3 per cent (25-62) of their attempts. Alabama connected on 12 of its 13 free throws and had 31 points from its bench. On the boards, Florida collected 50 rebounds to UA’s 30.
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