The Alabama women’s basketball team headed to the wild wild West Wednesday evening to take on the University of Utah for their first road game of the season.
The Crimson Tide going in at 1-0 on the season after their opening night victory over Southeastern Louisiana just a week prior, were looking for their 4th consecutive 2-0 start to a season.
Alabama, getting their first opportunity of the year to done the Crimson uniforms, got off to a hot start trading 3 point baskets and quick scores with Utah, ending the first quarter with a 5 point 21-16 edge over the Utes.
In the second quarter the offense went stagnant although, only putting up 8 points while having that number doubled by their opponent, leaving the Crimson Tide with a 32-29 deficit at the halftime break. All but 2 of the points scored by Bama in the quarter were by the hands of standout point guard Jordan Lewis.
In the third quarter Alabama would bring the lead back within 1 point several times but were never able to get back on top in the points column, allowing Utah to take a 9 point 51-42 lead into the final period of action.
The Tide would trail by as many as 14 in the 4th quarter, but were able to reel it back in a bit trailing by 10 at the final buzzer, giving the Utes a 72-62 victory.
Utah improves to 2-0 on the season with the win, leaving Alabama at .500 with a 1-1 record heading into their final stop on the road trip in Dallas to take on the Mustangs of SMU on Thursday evening.
Player of the game: Junior, Forward Jasmine Walker; 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 3-6 from the arc.
(Photo courtesy of The Crimson White)