Samford blows by Montevallo in nonconference finale
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 01/08/2019
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Samford head coach Mike Morris
Courtesy: Samford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford women's basketball team picked up a 73-47 win against Montevallo Tuesday night in the team's final non-conference game of the season in the Pete Hanna Center.
With the win, Samford improves to 5-10 on the season. Montevallo falls to 8-6 with the loss.

  • Katie Allen led Samford with a career-high 19 points
  • Allen made 6-of-10 shots from the floor, including a 5-of-8 effort from three-point range.
  • Natalie Armstrong scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds
  • Paige Serup also scored 17 points for the Bulldogs.
  • Aaliyah Rice led Montevallo with nine points.
  • Kourtnie Smith added eight points and nine rebounds for the Falcons.


  • The game was tight early in the first quarter.
  • With Samford leading, 6-4, the Bulldogs closed the quarter with an 8-0 run to take a 14-4 lead at the end of the first period.
  • Samford stretched its lead to 18 points at 35-17 with 2:15 to go in the second quarter following a layup by Armstrong.
  • The Bulldogs took a 38-20 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
  • The teams traded baskets through most of the third quarter.
  • Samford closed the quarter with an 8-0 run to take a 56-33 lead into the fourth quarter.
  • The Bulldogs led by as many as 34 points at 71-37 with 4:09 to go.
  • Samford wrapped up the game with a 73-47 victory.


  • Samford will open Southern Conference play by playing at Mercer on Jan. 12. The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. (CT) start from Macon, Ga.


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