NASSAU, Bahamas – In a game that saw 11 lead changes and six ties, the Alabama women’s basketball team emerged victorious, taking a 61-58 victory over Wake Forest (3-3) on Wednesday on the final day of the Pink Flamingo Championship.
Megan Abrams, who converted a three-point play with four seconds left in regulation for the game-winning points, tallied her second consecutive double-figure game, pacing Alabama (3-2) with 14 points. Davis recorded 12 points and seven rebounds, while Jada Rice posted 11 points, three blocks and two rebounds.
Wake Forest had three players reach double-figures as Demeara Hinds had 18 points, Jewel Spear had 16 and Kaia Harrison had 12 points.
Alabama Head Coach Kristy Curry Said
“I’m just really proud of our team. I think that’s what really good teams do, is find a way to win games that are a little ugly at times. I just really complimented our team on making plays down the stretch.”
- The contest had 11 lead changes and six ties in the game, including six lead changes alone in the fourth quarter
- Abrams recorded her second consecutive double-figure game and third this season
- The difference in the game came down to free throws as both the Tide and the Deacs made 23 field goals and five three pointers
- Alabama was 10-of-17 from the free throw line while Wake Forest made 7-of-12 from the charity stripe
How It Happened
- After a 5-2 Wake Forest start, Jada Rice recorded back-to-back layups to give UA a 6-5 lead at 4:09 on the clock
- The Deacs, however, outscored the Tide 13-4 to close the quarter with an eight-point advantage (18-10)
- Three layups from Rice in the opening four minutes of the second quarter highlighted a 13-5 run by the Tide that tied the game at 23-23 (3:49)
- With two minutes left in the half, Megan Abrams converted a three-point play to give UA its first lead since the opening quarter (26-25)
- Rice (10) and Abrams (6) combined for 16 points in the half as UA headed into the break trailing 28-26
- Six points from Brittany Davis and a layup from Abrams again put UA in the lead (34-31)
- Alabama would continue to build its advantage, recording a 13-7 spurt over the next four and a half minutes to take a nine-point lead (47-38) with less than two minutes remaining in the quarter
- Wake Forest would battle back to make it a one-possession game by the end of the quarter with UA leading 48-45
- The two teams saw six lead changes and a tie in the fourth quarter of play
- A layup from Loyal McQueen gave UA the lead (53-52) with 4:27 to play
- Wake Forest kept it a one-possession game until time expired, including tying the Crimson Tide at 58-58 with 17 seconds on the clock
- Another three-point play from Abrams with four seconds on the clock capped the game and gave the Tide the win
- Alabama returns home to play Gardner-Webb at Coleman Coliseum on Sunday
- The Crimson Tide and the Runnin’ Bulldogs will tip off at 2 pm CT on SEC Network+