Balanced Scoring Attack Leads UAB WBB Past FIU 65-56

MIAMI – Zakyia Weathersby recorded a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds and the duo of Margaret Whitley and Caitlynn Daniels each scored 11 points in UAB 65-56 victory over FIU on Thursday night.

The Blazers improve to 9-5, 2-1 C-USA while the Panthers fall to 8-5, 0-2 C-USA.

Whitley opened the contest with a 3-pointer 92 seconds in and the Blazers never looked back, leading for 35:16. The game was a two-possession game until a Weathersby layup at 5:05 of the 2nd quarter made the score 23-15. Daniels’ 3-made the score 33-24 heading into halftime.

The Panthers cut the deficit to four points with 4:30 remaining in the 3rd quarter, but would get no closer as Maria Roters’ free throw gave UAB its largest lead of the game at 65-54 with 56 second remaining in the game.

The Blazers assisted on 18 of their 22 field goals led by Roters’ six. They shot 45.8% from the field and 41.2% from 3-point range.

UAB remains in Florida to take on Florida Atlantic on Jan. 15. The Blazers return to Birmingham to face LA Tech on Jan. 22, WKU on Jan. 27 and Marshall on Jan. 29.

GAME NOTES

  • UAB leads the all-time series over FIU 12-3 and 9-2 in C-USA play
  • The Blazers’ 18 assists ties a season-high (Samford)
  • Weathersby recorded her ninth double-double of the season
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