UAB uses a dominate third quarter to pull away from SIU. Both Rachael Childress and Imani Johnson set career highs in points. UAB out-rebounded SIU who had two really good interior players.
As pointed out, Childress and Johnson set career-highs in points on Monday. Childress poured in 29 points. For those counting, she accounted for 1/3 of the total points scored for UAB. She was sizzling from outside where she shot 7-of-9 from beyond the arc. Overall she was 8-of-11 from the field.
Johnson did her damage from the free throw line. She went 6-of-10 from the stripe and also added a 3-pointer to her stats.
UAB also pulled down 19 offensive rebounds. Angela Vendrell was active on the boards again where she pulled down three offensive rebounds. Miyah Barnes, the shortest player on the floor, scrapped her way to three offensive rebounds as well.
The Blazers played well around the arc. SIU hit just 4-of-11 shots from deep. The weakest area tonight was in the paint. It was a tough fight for UAB and you could tell SIU knew their strength was their two interior players. UAB gave up 28 points in the paint to SIU. This will be something UAB has to look at as the season progresses. There are a few teams in the conference that like to beat teams on the inside. However, UAB’s interior depth saved them. That will look good for them going forward. They can give the opposing teams a few different looks on the inside.
UAB finishes a three game homestand on Wednesday against Miles College. Last year, UAB dropped 106 points on Miles to win 106-46. UAB should have no problems with this team and could even hit the century mark for the third time this year.
Come support the ladies Wednesday night at 6. Be louder than Trista Magee is on the bench.