WKU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Lady Toppers' Storm Back to Beat UAB

01/12/2017 06:08 PM

The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team (12-5, 4-1) had a big come-from-behind victory on Thursday over UAB (8-7, 1-3).

WKU trailed by as much as 13 points in the second quarter, before storm back to get the 60-48 victory.

“To be able to have a tam that kept chipping away, makes me proud,” said WKU head coach Michelle Clark-Heard.

The Lady Toppers found themselves down early in the match-up, trailing the Blazers 22-12 after the first quarter. UAB was red-hot from the field, going 9-of-12 (75%) in the first quarter.

WKU fought back though late in the second quarter, cutting the Blazers’ lead to five at the break, 31-26.

The Western defense dominated the game though in the second half, holding UAB to only 4-of-23 (17.4%) shooting.

The comeback was the second time this season that Western has won after trailing by double-digits in a ballgame. The other game was when the Lady Toppers beat Kent State Nov. 26.

Another key reason why the Lady Toppers won the game was because of the play of guard Kendall Noble. Noble finished the game leading all scorers with 24 points. 19 of those 24 points came in the second half.

Up next for Western Kentucky is a match-up with Middle Tennessee St. on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET inside Diddle Arena.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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