By (Molly Catherine Walsh)

The Alabama Crimson Tide women’s basketball team faced the Louisiana State University Lady Tigers in Baton Rouge, La. on Sunday night. Four-time SEC freshman of the week Jordan Lewis led Alabama in points, while junior Ashley Williams led in rebounds. It wasn’t enough to secure a win on Alabama’s first game of their road swing, the Crimson Tide fell to LSU 48-41.

The Lady Tigers have won 22 of the 25 meetings in Baton Rouge, and their game against the Crimson Tide was no exception. Junio Raigyne Moncrief led LSU with 19 points, eight rebounds and five steals.

“We’ve got to play better,” said Alabama head coach Kristy Curry in a press release. “Those guys (LSU), down the stretch, were able to find a way to score when we weren’t. We didn’t make enough plays. The numbers show, and the effort shows. It was a complete inability to seize the moment.”

In the fourth period, LSU caught up to Alabama, 39-39, and the Lady Tigers kept the momentum going long enough to claim a win against the Crimson Tide.

Alabama shot 30 percent (13-44), while LSU was 33 percent (17-51) from the field. Alabama out-rebounded LSU, 40-34, but the Tigers capitalized on the Crimson Tide in turnovers, scoring 28 points off of them.

“We didn’t really get a lot from anyone but Jordan and AK (Ashley Knight) on a consistent basis,” Curry said. “Our junior class has got to help us more. At the end of the day, I’m really disappointed in our inability to show toughness and make plays down the stretch.”

The Crimson Tide will face the continues its road swing on Thursday when it takes on Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

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Source:: The Crimson White Sports