Arkansas Defense Dominates Alabama
After coming off a victory against Vanderbilt, Alabama faced No. 25 Arkansas in SEC play on Thursday.
The Alabama Crimson Tide lost to No. 25 Arkansas by a score of 66-48 last Thursday in Coleman Coliseum.
After a historic 91-68 victory against conference opponent Vanderbilt, the Crimson Tide Women’s Basketball team failed to ride the momentum when they went up against Arkansas.
The first shift of momentum was when Alabama’s Jordan Lewis made a jumper to bring Alabama ahead by a score of 4-3 at 6:52 left in the first quarter. Then the last shift was when Arkansas’ Chelsea Dungee made a jumper of her own to bring the Razorbacks to a score of 8-7 with 3:46 left in the 1st quarter.
The first half was won by Arkansas, with the score at 33-11. During the second half, Alabama surged back, scoring 19 points compared to Arkansas’ 15. The fourth quarter, though, would end with Alabama gaining zero ground against the Razorbacks, giving them the win.
Game leaders in terms of points were Amber Ramirez, who scored 22 points for Arkansas, shooting 7 for 16 for field goals and 5 for 6 at the line. For rebounds, Alabama’s Jasmine Walker pulled down 12 boards, with 8 on defense and 4 on offense. Finally, for assists, Arkansas’ Makayla Daniels who assisted 4 times throughout her time playing.
Talking about the defense of the game, Arkansas Head Coach Mike Neighbors said, “Really defensively maybe the best-connected effort we have had all season in SEC play. I thought we took what they gave us offensively.”
The game moved Alabama to an overall record of 12-9 and Arkansas to 17-4.
Alabama’s next game will be against No. 15 Kentucky at the Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. on the SECN+.