UWA women’s hoops dominates Selma

Published 10:50 am Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SELMA – Brittany Weathers and Nikkia Jordan combined for 51 points to lead the University of West Alabama women’s basketball team to a 96-48 college basketball victory over Selma University at Jemison-Owens Gymnasium.

Weathers converted 9-of-13 field goal attempts, including 5-of-7 from behind the three point line to lead all scorers with 26 points. After missing the first nine games of the season, Jordan made 10-of-20 from the floor and scored 25 points in her first action of the season.

“Our point guard play and the decision making was the best it has been all year,” UWA head coach Craig Roden said. “We are a lot more potent basketball team with Jordan in there. She opens up shots for Weathers and our post players.”

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West Alabama shot 50-percent from the field (35-70), making 11-of-19 (57%) three-point attempts. The UWA defense limited Selma to just 31-percent (17-54) from the floor and allowed the Lady Bulldogs just two field goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

The Tigers improved to 5-5 with the victory. UWA does not play again until West Georgia visits Pruitt Hall on Jan. 5. Selma dropped to 3-8 with the loss.

UWA jumped out to a 35-14 lead in the first 13 minutes and led 52-27 at the half on the heels of a 60-percent shooting performance (18-30). The final 48-point margin was UWA’s largest lead of the game.

“This was a good way to close out before the Christmas break,” Roden said. “We played really well. Now we can take some time away and then be focused on those last 16 games.”

Tamya Thompson chipped in 11 points to round out double figure scorers for UWA. Jamie Gunter collected 12 rebounds for the Tigers, while Synthea Reed had nine points and eight rebounds.

Jamia Whiting scored 12 points to pace Selma and Treasure Baker added 10.