Scoring fest leads Lady Flames over Alabama-Huntsville
Saturday’s game against Alabama-Huntsville was all about distributing the wealth as five different players scored ten points or more in the Lady Flames 23-point victory.
Starting guard Lindsey Roddy led the charge and sparked the offense with her game-high of 20 points. Roddy was not the only player who excelled, as Haley Schubert began a second quarter effort that would change the course of the game.
Schubert put up basket after basket in great transition, putting the Lady Flames in the lead with less than four minutes left in the quarter.
As the quarter was coming to a close, Schubert and guard Taylor Boggess brought the Lady Flames to a 10-point lead with a flurry of three-pointers to end the first half. Boggess finished the game 7 of 8 from the field.
Schubert said being down by six in the first quarter and going into halftime up ten was a testament to the team’s resilience. The Lady Flames are no stranger to sharing the spotlight with one another, and it comes from a competitive atmosphere at practice.
“Abby [Bertram] and I play the same position a lot,” said Schubert. “I think that she just really makes me a lot better and we really push each other.”
As the second half began, the Lady Flames never took their foot off the gas for the rest of the game. Schubert continued her hustle on both ends of the court getting a few fouls in the process but keeping the energy in the team.
Bertram came alive, scoring contested goals in the third and fourth quarter including a statement and one which asserted her dominance in the game.
After Boggess' continuation of three-pointers, the Lady Flames defeated the Chargers with a final score 87-64.
The crowd held its excitement throughout the whole game, and even when the Lady Flames got off to a slow start, the support was just as strong as when they were scoring non-stop.
The Lady Flames look to continue their hot streak as the University of Montevallo comes to Walker Arena Thursday at 6 p.m.
Thursday night's theme is “jersey night,” so break out that old high school uniform and swing by Walker Arena to catch the action.