Michaelis leads Tigers in close loss to Alabama

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By Emil Lippe, 23 Sports

Thursday, Feb. 12-

On a career night for Sierra Michaelis, scoring 28 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, Missouri almost proved resilient enough down the stretch to overcome Alabama. But thanks to a three pointer hit by Alabama guard Sharin Rivers with nine seconds left in the game, the Tigers ended up falling to the Crimson Tide by a final of 67-64.

The game started off with Missouri going on an 11-3 run in the first four minutes, with Michaelis scoring eight of those first eleven.

Alabama came back and the Tigers hit a wall on offense, only scoring two points within the next five minutes of the game.

The Crimson Tide led by as much as nine in the remainder of the half but the Tigers cut the deficit to four with a Maddie Stock three pointer with thirty seconds to play in the half.

Michaelis continued to have a great night, hitting her fourth three pointer of the game, tying a career high, with a little less than 17 minutes to play to give the Tigers a 68-67 lead. But once again, the Tide would take the lead shortly after.

Missouri did not retake the lead until Michaelis knocked down her fifth three pointer of the game, giving the Tigers a 50-47 lead with 11:34 to go.

The game went back and forth in the final ten minutes of the game and the Tigers even held a small two-point lead at 64-62 with nine seconds left in the game.

Alabama retook the lead on a three pointer by Alabama guard Sharin Rivers. Michaelis could not get her final shot to go and after another score for the Tide, Missouri lost the game by a final of 67-64.

The next game for the Tigers will be at home on Sunday against the Ole Miss Rebels at 5 p.m.