|Women's Basketball RESULTS
|Kentucky 80, High Point 46
|Alabama 79, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 60
Kentucky Defeats High Point
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky said its confidence wasn't shaken when it lost big to No. 1 Baylor this week.
The No. 6 Wildcats proved it Saturday with an 80-46 rout against High Point.
Kentucky's 85-51 loss Tuesday at Baylor was one of the worst performances under sixth-year coach Matthew Mitchell. The team shot just 27 percent from the field, the worst percentage since 2008.
The Wildcats (2-1) finished 50 percent from the field against High Point, including 16 of 30 by halftime. All of A'dia Mathies' 17 points came in the first half, when she went 7 for 11.
Cheyenne Parker finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Panthers (1-2). Tayler Tremblay added 13 points.
Mitchell said the Kentucky offense is still getting sorted out, but the performance Saturday was especially important.
"I had two days that I really broke some things down in practice," Mitchell said. "There are some moments out there that are frustrating because they're just not moving the way we believe they will eventually. There were some moments out there that looked really good.
"It's just going to be a daily process, working every single day trying to fine-tune it and trying to figure out who is comfortable where."
Alabama Women’s Basketball Moves to 3-0 with Win Over Arkansas-Pine Bluff
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women’s basketball team defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 79-60, Saturday at Foster Auditorium to improve to 3-0 on the season. Senior Meghan Perkins and junior Jasmine Robinson led the Crimson Tide in scoring with 14 points apiece.
“I sit here and think we didn’t play all that well, and we didn’t, but we scored 79 points,” said Alabama head coach Wendell Hudson. “We made them commit 40 turnovers. The game didn’t go the way I would have liked for it to go, but the key to this whole thing was we never stopped playing. We didn’t play as well as we have played before. When you don’t play as well, and you still score 79 points and beat a team that made some shots and shot well from the free throw line, you cannot get too discouraged about everything.”
Joining Perkins and Robinson in double figures was redshirt sophomore Kaneisha Horn, scoring 12 points, junior Shafontaye Myers with 11 points and sophomore Daisha Simmons, who added 10 points. Simmons also added a game-high seven steals and five assists.
Golden Lion senior LaKendra Marsh recorded a game-high 16 points, while senior Jenise Gentry collected a game-best six rebounds.
For the game, Alabama forced 40 turnovers, 23 of which were steals. The Tide also out-rebounded the Lions, 47-42, including a 25-11 advantage on the offensive glass.