AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - DeWanna Bonner scored 24 points to lead
undefeated No. 6 Auburn past Alabama 84-66 on Thursday night.
Sherell Hobbs scored all 15 of her points in the second half and
Whitney Boddie added 12 points and 12 assists for the Tigers (19-0,
The Tigers are off to their best start since 1988-89 when they
won their first 29 games before losing to Tennessee late in the
season. Auburn went on to win the SEC and advanced to the Final
Four that year.
Alli Smalley chipped in 13 points for Auburn, which beat Alabama
for the 10th time in the last 11 meetings.
The Tigers never trailed, but were unable to distance themselves
from the Crimson Tide until midway through the second half, when
they permanently extended their lead into double digits.
Varisia Raffington led Alabama (12-8, 0-5) with 19 points.