TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Following a tough stretch of games on the road, Alabama women’s basketball had about as good of a homecoming as one could ask for.
Behind a diversified scoring effort, they put together one of their most dominating performances of the year and defeated Gardner-Webb, 89-60.
“Every minute that everyone gets right now is really critical,” said Head Coach Kristy Curry.
“Our staff is obviously trying to figure out who can step in and be ready to play. I thought the minutes that we got for everyone today was really valuable to be able to have a big win. It was a good day.”
Gardner-Webb entered Sunday’s contest seeking its fifth-straight win, but were unable to handle one of Alabama’s best offensive performances of the season.
The Crimson Tide shot 58.6% from the field for the game, including 56 points in the paint and 30 points off turnovers.
Brittany Davis returned to her usual, efficient scoring output, recording 13 points on 5-8 shooting in just 18 minutes played. She added five rebounds for the Crimson Tide, tied for second most on the team.
Loyal McQueen had her best outing for Alabama thus far, scoring 13 points off the bench for Alabama.
Hannah Barber matched her season-high with 12 points in addition to a career-best five steals on the night.
Megan Abrams also added three steals of her own in addition to 10 points in her return to the starting lineup for Alabama after two games off the bench.
Karly Weathers returned to action for the first time since injuring her left hand in practice sometime after opening night. She played Sunday’s game with a small cast still on the injured hand.
Weathers recorded three points on 1-4 shooting in 22 minutes played.
Aaliyah Nye did not appear, despite playing in the Tide’s previous contest against Wake Forest. Curry called her right ankle injury “day-to-day.”
Nye’s injury is unrelated to the one that occurred on opening night.
Alabama (4-2) will travel to take on Mercer (2-3) on Nov. 30. Tip is set for 6 P.M. CT.