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Alverson Shines in Final Game Against Tide

By on February 17th, 2013 in Basketball Comments Off

               

In her final regular season game against Alabama, Blanche Alverson became the 24th all-time career scorer in Auburn history with 1,109 points.

Alverson led the Tigers to a 70 – 53 victory over Bama Sunday afternoon. She had 22 points, 11 rebounds and six assists against the Tide.

The victory ended an eight-game losing streak and improved the Tigers record to 14-11 (3-9 SEC), while Alabama fell to 12-13 (2-10 SEC).

It was Alverson’s second double-double this season and the third of her career. She was one of three Tigers in double figures, as Hasina Muhammad added 15 points and Tyrese Tanner tossed in 14.

“Coach Flo had told us that we needed to step up, especially with (Najat Ouardad) being out,” said Alverson. “This could be the last time I play Alabama so it definitely meant a lot more. I definitely wanted to put the team on my shoulders and get out to a good start.”

And she did just that, her 11 rebounds and six assists led the team for the day.

Blanche has been a leader and an important part of the Tigers her entire career and it is particularly fitting that she was able to shine in her last regular season game against Auburn’s arch rival.

War Eagle Blanche!

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