Alabama Hands SFA 69-56 Setback
Nov. 30, 2002
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks (0-3) were able to limit their turnovers Saturday afternoon, but they couldn't keep Alabama (4-0) off the glass as the Crimson Tide handed SFA a 69-56 setback to drop the Ladyjacks to 0-3 to start the year.
Saddled with turnovers the first two games of the season, Lee Ann Riley?s Ladyjacks held their turnover total to only 12 against Alabama, but couldn?t seem to find the range as SFA shot only 26.1 percent (18-69) from the field for the game. Nathesia Wright, who led SFA with 21 points Friday night, exemplified the trouble the Ladyjacks seemed to have Saturday, as Wright went 1-11 from the field and ended the game with only three points. The Ladyjacks were only 3-11 on three point attempts.
San Antonio senior Amy Collins was the only Ladyjack to shoot a decent percentage for the game, connecting on five of 10 field goal attempts to lead SFA with 17 points. She also added six rebounds. Brittany Vinson added 13 points on a five of 16 shooting night, and LaToya Mills added 12 points to round out the double figure scoring for the Ladyjacks. Mills also led SFA with eight rebounds.
SFA connected on only nine of 37 first half field goal shots (.243), while Alabama came out of the blocks hot, shooting .485 for the first half (16-33). Beth Vice was 8-9 from the floor for the Tide as she led them with 24 points. Alabama used Vice and a hot shooting hand to build a 41-28 first half lead and ride that lead to the win.
The Tide outrebounded SFA 48-37 in the contest. Alabama also shot well from beyond the three point arc, making 12 of 20 three point attempts (.600). SFA forced 25 Crimson Tide turnovers on the night and outscored the Crimson Tide 17-6 on points off turnovers.