Austin Wins AL.com Ladies Classic

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MADISON, Ala. (al.com) - Wide smiles stretched across their faces, as a group of Austin players skipped across the floor when the announcement was made.

For Austin, it’s the trophy that always has eluded the program. So, when the streak was snapped, the Black Bears savored the moment.

Tyra Johnson poured in 20 points as Austin cruised past Bob Jones 46-35 on Wednesday to claim the program’s first AL.com Ladies Classic title.

“Winning this tournament is something we’ve wanted for a long time,” said Johnson, an Auburn signee and tournament MVP. “This is one of the best tournaments around because the competition is so good. You’ve got to be good to win this one.”

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