Rice Women’s Basketball went wire-to-wire with UAB for the second time this week and once again walked away victorious.
Five days ago Rice women’s basketball squared off with UAB and Tudor Fieldhouse and grineded out a narrow win over the visiting Blazers. On Monday the two squads switched courts, but the results were the same. Rice and UAB found themselves in a tight game in the fourth quarter and once more, Rice was able to squeeze out the win.
The game of runs started out in favor of the home team. UAB opened the game on a 7-0 run before Rice readied a counterpunch. When the Owls were ready, they delivered a 13-0 rally. The game was on.
Last Time Out: Rice Women’s Basketball tops FIU at home
Neither side led by more than seven points. The Blazers held that advantage in the first quarter before the Owls’ run. Rice didn’t reach their own seven-point advantage until Destiny Jackson knocked down a pair of free throws ith 5:49 to play in the fourth quarter. Even then, UAB would trim the margin to two before Maya Bokunewicz delivered a crucial step-back jumper to give Rice breathing room in the final minute.
Player Spotlight | Destiny Jackson
Although she hasn’t put together any 20-point games yet, Destiny Jackson has quietly become a weapon for the Rice women’s basketball offensive attack. Over the course of the last month, she’s scored in double-digits in four of six games, ramping up her shot volume over the Owls’ three-game winning streak in which she’s averaged 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. She scored 12 with six boards on Monday.
What they’re saying |
“I know I say it all the time but I am just really so proud of this team. To come on the road on a quick turnaround after two hard-fought wins at home and pick up another one just says so much about this team, their toughness, and their fight.
Our mentality of winning the day has really stuck with them and now it’s on to the next.”
— Rice women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Edmonds
Final Box | Rice 60 – UAB 55
FINAL | @RiceWBB 60 – UAB 55
— The Roost (@AtTheRoost) February 22, 2022
Up Next | Full Schedule
Rice women’s basketball has checked off the first stop of a three-game road trip that started on Monday. From Birmingham, they’ll head to Ruston to take on Louisiana Tech on Thursday, Feb. 24 and then finish things off in Hattiesburg against Southern Miss on Saturday, Feb. 26.