Auburn def. Alabama, 81-54
HABOTN Player of the Game®
PG Whitney Boddie: 12 points (6-of-8), 12 assists, 0 turnovers in 27 minutes
- FINAL (media timeout)
Auburn 81, Alabama 54
- FOURTH TO @ 3:36, 2nd half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 78-47. Same ol' stuff. This hasn't been a competitive game since the 15:00 mark of the first half. Auburn's reserves have played better than I expected. (I'm reaching, I know.)
- THIRD TO @ 7:17, 2nd half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 70-39. Not close. Auburn has pulled all five starters.
- SECOND TO @ 11:42, 2nd half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 60-32. Fortner is just playing around with her lineups now. Parrisha Simmons is in with Smalley at the point. How did Alabama get so bad? I mean, Rick Moody used to win a lot.
- FIRST TO @ 15:07, 2nd half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 55-32. Same old stuff. Alabama is playing better by virtue of hitting a few shots, but they're still confused in general. Auburn is not.
Auburn leads, 47-21. This is ugly. Auburn has twice as many rebounds, four times as many steals and one-quarter as many turnovers. One item of interest for Auburn: Smalley didn't play much during the first half because of foul problems. Had she been available, perhaps the Tigers could have built a more comfortable lead ...
- FOURTH TO @ 3:45, 1st half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 39-21. Nell Fortner, in an unusual move, has subbed in several reserves. They're still finding their way. I'm talking about Reneisha Hobbs, Morgan Jennings and Chantel Hilliard.
- THIRD TO @ 7:56, 1st half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 32-16. Yep, that's a 10-0 run for the visitors. Alabama is not a good team. Weird passes, slow-to-react defense, no sense of purpose on the offensive end. Auburn is eating them up.
- SECOND TO @ 11:24, 1st half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 22-16. Just to give you an idea of how confused (confusing?) Alabama is ... they just let Bonner miss a three, get her own rebound and drive in for an uncontested layup. As you can imagine, that took a while. Nobody was paying attention.
- FIRST TO @ 15:28, 1st half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 11-9. Alabama doesn't have an offensive plan that I can detect. They made a few nice defensive plays so far. Auburn is working hard -- just not hitting a lot of shots left.
- Your Auburn Starters
PG -- Whitney Boddie
SG -- Alli Smalley
SF -- Sherell Hobbs
F -- DeWanna Bonner
F/C -- Trevesha Jackson