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Late run comes up short as Alabama Women’s Basketball falls to LSU, 78-65

Senior Shafontaye Myers finishes with 27 points to lead all scorers (Source: UA Athletics) Senior Shafontaye Myers finishes with 27 points to lead all scorers (Source: UA Athletics)

The Alabamawomen's basketball team fell 78-65 in the second round of the 2014 SoutheasternConference Women's Basketball Tournament on Thursday night at The Arena atGwinnett Center. With the loss, the Crimson Tide dips to 14-16 overall, whilethe win lifts the Tigers to 19-11 on the season.

SeniorShafontaye Myers led all scorers with 27 points, including the first 14 for theTide. She was joined in double figures by junior Daisha Simmons with 18.Freshman Ashley Williams collected a team-high 10 rebounds. LSU was led by itstrio of seniors as Shanece McKinney, Theresa Plaisance and Jeanne Kenney combinedfor 46 points and 24 rebounds.

Alabamaled early on, thanks to back-to-back three-pointers from Myers, but LSU wouldgo on to take its first lead at the 13:29 mark, 8-6. On the Tide's nextpossession Myers would deliver again, hitting her third shot in a row fromdowntown. Alabama remained in front until the 9:47 mark when a jumper byfreshman Raigyne Moncrief put the Tigers in front 16-14. LSU would lead by asmany as eight in the half and took a 34-27 lead at the half.

TheTigers and Tide traded baskets over the first few possessions of the secondhalf before a 13-2 run over a five-minute period put LSU in front, 58-38.Alabama made a late run to cut its biggest deficit of 25 down to 10 but wouldnot come any closer.

Forthe game, Alabama shot 35.4 percent (23-65) compared to LSU's 50.8 percent(32-63) performance. The Tide also struggled with the ball, committing 20turnovers in the game.

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics

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