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BBall_TTU021The University of Alabama men and women’s basketball team both took action this weekend. The women faced the Houston Cougars on Sunday in Foster Auditorium. The men however played in Tampa facing South Florida..Both teams are started off the season a bit rocky but have improved since.

The Tide’s womens team beat Houston with 51-44 victory putting there record at 4-5 on the season. The Tide started off slow, just putting up 6 points in the first six minutes. The Tide seemed t find there niche after by having a chess match with the Cougars for the the rest of the first half.

After the break the Tide seemed to make changes and took the lead at the 11:30 mark and never looking back. Shafontaye Myers had a great game and making big shots throughout the stretch and helping maintain the lead. Myers finished with 14 points. Daisha Simmons posted 13 points while Briana Hutchen had a career high with 12 points. Also have a career high night was Nikki Hegsletter who grabbed 13 rebounds.

The Tide returns on Dec. 17, when it hosts Jacksonville in Foster Auditorium at 11 A.M.

The men’s team lost a close game to South Florida Saturday with a score of 66-64. It was a battle all game long. The Tide fought hard all game. With a little bit over eleven minutes the crimson tide couldn’t seem to score. South Florida went on a 20-8 run making the score 60-52. The tide fought back but South Florida’s Shannon Hale came off the bench to hit a huge three pointer putting the bulls up by 1. With a free throw to to put the bulls up by two, Alabama was giving three chances but couldn’t convert.

BBall_TTU022Retin Obasohan led the Crimson Tide with a career-high 20 points, while Trevor Releford chipped in 17 points. Levi Randolph had 12 points and Nick Jacobs added 10. The Tide will be back in action Saturday to take on Charleston Southern at 7:30.

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