West Alabama scored 28 points off turnovers on the way to defeating Miles College, 51-41, in women's college basketball Tuesday at Pruitt Hall, handing head coach Craig Roden his 100th victory at West Alabama.
Roden is the first coach in Gulf South Conference history to win 100 games at two different GSC schools, reaching the century mark or better at West Georgia between two different tenures at West Alabama.
The Tigers snapped a two-game losing skid with the victory and improved to 3-2. Miles dropped its third straight and dropped to 4-4.
Quentinette Odom recorded her second double-double of the year for West Alabama and was one of three players to score in double figures. Odom had 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Shameika Hart and Malaka Johnson chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively. Johnson barely missed a double-double, recording nine of West Alabama's 16 steals.
The scored was tied 21-21 at the half, despite UWA managing to shoot just 24 percent from the floor. The Tigers only shot 28 percent for the game, but forced 31 Golden Bear turnovers and had 11 second chance points.
"In the second half we strung together some possessions for the first time this year," Roden said. "In the first half we were all over the place, but I'll take the blame for that because we had a fall type practice yesterday.
"You wouldn't normally go that hard on the day before a game, but there are some things we need to get worked out before conference play gets here," Roden said. "We have to get better guard play among other things that need straightening out."
Miles College failed to have a player score in double digits. Enria Samuals and Tiffany Stephens each scored seven points for the Golden Bears. Stephens had seven rebounds.
The Tigers are off until a Dec. 3 trip to Tuskegee.