WKU Women’s Basketball shuts down UAB


Tucker Covey

Junior guard Hope Sivori (1) throws up an uncontested bank shot after a rebound during the matchup with UAB in E.A. Diddle Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. WKU won 75-71.

Chaz Mackey

WKU Women’s Basketball (15-12, 12-6 C-USA) defeated the UAB Blazers (17-11, 10-8 C-USA) 91-69 on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Freshman guard Acacia Hayes led the Lady Toppers in an impressive stat line, putting up 24 points, shooting 82%. Four points came from free-throws and two points came from the three point line. Hayes also contributed on the defensive end with a season high of four steals, three assists and four rebounds. 

Sophomore guard Mya Meredith had a strong game as well, contributing 18 points. Meredith shot 45% , with 15 points coming from behind the arch (5-8). 


Junior guard Teresa Faustino added 12 points with nine also behind the three-point line. Junior guard Hope Sivori had 11 points. 

Key points in the win today came from WKU’s shooting. The Lady Toppers shot 31-58 (53.4%) from the field and 14-29 (48.3%) from the three-point line. The team is now 10-1 on the season when shooting better than 40% from the field. 

WKU also played hard on the defensive end by forcing over 20 turnovers resulting in 34 points. This was the 15th game this season where WKU forced a team to commit 20-plus turnovers. 

As a team, WKU made 14 threes making them only six three-pointers short of breaking the season three-pointer record. Currently, WKU sits at 237 three-pointers and will be looking to break the record on Thursday, March 2 in E.A Diddle Arena against UTEP (19-8, C-USA 11-6). Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m CST. 

As the season comes to an end, WKU has a chance to improve their standings to second in Conference USA by beating UTEP. Both teams currently hold the same record of 11-6. 

Sports reporter Chaz Mackey can be reached at [email protected] .