Sunday, November 05, 2006

Exhibition hoops- Bama 71-62 over Montevallo

I would've posted this yesterday if it wasn't for me watching the car wreck that is Alabama football. Thank goodness basketball season is right around the corner.

“Let me just open up and say that although Montevallo is a Division II basketball team, they are a very good basketball team. They are well-coached; extremely well-coached. And they’ve got two Division II All-Americans on their team. So when we scheduled Montevallo, we knew that we’d have our hands full,” said Alabama coach Mark Gottfried who played the game without his All-American, point guard Ronald Steele who sat out the game with tendonitis in his right knee. “Playing without Ron, in a way, was good for our team. It’s what we needed. So we learned we have a lot of areas where we’ve got to get better. I think was good for some of these young guys. People forget how young of a basketball team we are. It’s good for some of these young guys to get in those situations early, with the time and the score and how important a possession is at a certain point in the game. I feel like overall, there were some good things in the game tonight.”

Montevallo was able to keep the game fairly close during the first half, catching up and tying Alabama at 14-14 before the Tide went on a 13-0 run at the 11:33 mark to lead 27-14 before Montevallo broke the scoring streak. The Falcons ended their scoring drought after Montevallo’s Grant Urbanski hit a three point field goal at the 6:38 mark.


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