Five Crimson Tide Players Register Double Figures in 88-40 Opening Win Over Southeastern Louisiana

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Five Alabama women’s basketball players scored in double figures en route to its 88-40 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday night inside Coleman Coliseum.

Senior Shaquera Wade led the way for UA offensively, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting, to go along with seven rebounds, while junior Jasmine Walker registered her first career double-double with 12 points and 13 boards. Freshman Allie Craig Cruce totaled 12 points and six rebounds, while fellow freshman De’Sha Benjamin added 11 points. Junior Jordan Lewis also pitched in 10 points and three assists.

The Crimson Tide was dominant in the low-post, outscoring the Lady Lions 38-4 in the paint and winning the rebound battle, 59-31. Alabama made 45 percent (28-of-62) of its shots, while limiting SLU to just 19 percent (13-of-67) shooting. The Tide was efficient from the foul line, cashing in on 76 percent (25-of-33) of its free throw attempts.
Next up, Alabama will hit the road on Tuesday, Nov. 13 when it takes on Utah in Salt Lake City. The Crimson Tide and the Utes are set to tipoff at 8 p.m. CT.