Whytney Singleton drives past a La Tech player in their game on February 13. Photo courtesy of Scott McLeod.
Whytney Singleton drives past a La Tech player in their game on February 13. Photo courtesy of Scott McLeod.

The Lady Blazers basketball team picked up their third straight win by taking down La Tech over the weekend 64-49. Chelsee Black led UAB with 18 points, while Brittany Winborne picked up a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The win improved the Lady Blazers overall record to 13-11 and their conference record to 6-7 for the eighth best record in the conference.

The team will get over a week of rest before they play Middle Tennessee at home on Sunday, February 21 at 12 p.m. Central. MTSU (17-7, 11-2) is one of the best teams in the conference so this is a great opportunity for the Lady Blazers to assert themselves as force to be reckoned with before the conference tournament.

Including the MTSU game on Sunday, the UAB women’s basketball team has five games left before the conference tournament with three of them being at home. Get out there and support these ladies down the stretch.

Softball Picks up First Win of Season During Difficult Opening Weekend

The UAB softball team started the season facing some tough competition as they took on 25th ranked South Alabama. They were in it most of the way, but South Alabama pulled away late and the Blazers fell 4-0.

Next they took on 11th ranked Louisiana-Lafayette and were shutout again in a 15-0 loss.

The Blazers picked themselves back up on Saturday and beat Belmont 5-4 to pick up their first win of the season. However, they were shutout again in their second game on Saturday in a 3-0 loss to Central Arkansas.

They finished up the weekend with a tough 3-2 loss to Ball State on Sunday.

A couple of Blazers enjoyed the weekend as JoJo Fallen was 7-for-15 at the plate in five games, while Sara Beth Williamson was 5-for-14 with a home run and 3 RBIs.

Madison Hir was fantastic on the mound for the Blazers giving up just 1 earned run in two starts and 8 innings pitched. She was the winning pitcher in UAB softball’s lone win over the weekend.

The schedule doesn’t get much easier for UAB softball (1-4) this week as they take on fifth ranked Alabama at home on Tuesday, February 16. Then over the weekend they’ll face College of Charleston, number one ranked Florida, Stetson, 12th ranked Missouri and 14th ranked Georgia in the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.