Alabama Cruises to 80-49 Win Over West Alabama


By CBS 8 Sports

Trevor Lacey scored 23 points to lead Alabama to an 80-49 nonconference victory over West Alabama Sunday.
Rodney Cooper had 16 points and seven rebounds and Trevor Releford had 14 points for the Crimson Tide.
Jack Hill had 18 points and 13 rebounds for West Alabama.
Alabama (2-0) jumped out to a 12-4 lead, but West Alabama, an NCAA Division II team, went on a 10-3 run to pull to within one, 15-14, on a layup by Hill. The Crimson Tide then outscored the Tigers 21-11 to take a 36-25 lead at the half. Hill had 12 points, almost half of the Tigers' points at intermission.
West Alabama made a 3-point shot to start the second half, but after that, Alabama steadily pulled away for the easy victory. A 3-point shot by Levi Randolph with 1:53 to go made the score 79-44, Alabama's largest lead of the game.

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