Women's Basketball Gets Eighth Win

Freshman Ericka Russell scored a career-high 21 points to lead Alabama past Austin Peay 63-53 Saturday at Coleman Coliseum. With the win, Alabama improves to 8-3 on the season while the Lady Govs drop to 4-7 overall.

Alabama junior Dedrea Magee had a solid all-around game with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Junior Nicole Jamen was Austin Peay's leading scorer with 13 points.

The Lady Govs put up the first four points of the second half and went up by as many as nine early on, but the Tide remained composed and came back to take the lead behind the efforts of a 10-0 run.

Austin Peay produced a run of its own to go up by eight points at 12:52. Once again, Alabama rallied and jumped in front at 3:45 off a layup from Magee.

The Tide held strong never giving up the lead in the end.

Alabama returns to the court Monday when it takes on Alabama A&M in Coleman Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. CST.

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