Purple player Ellie Mouyal goes for a layup during the College Night women’s basketball. Photo by Jasmyne Ray for The Alabamian.

Purples and Golds gathered in Myrick gym on Feb. 7 for the women’s College Night basketball game. Purples achieved a PV with a winning score 43-18.

In the first half, Purple side came out storming, scoring 24 points while Gold side lagged behind with only 11. Purple side kept up a great defense in the second half, while Gold side fought tirelessly till the end.

“They played with heart and determination and with the best class I have ever seen,” Gold Side Women's basketballCoach Allie Crook said of her team. “They fought ‘til the end and played with everything they had and never gave up.”

For her team’s Most Valuable Player, Crook picked Haley Barnett. According to Crook, Barnett came out ready to play, never gave up even when the odds were against them and gave one hundred percent effort throughout the game.

Purple Side Captain Gerald Cunningham picked DJ Catlin as his team’s MVP because of her performance during the game. Caitlin’s strategy involved focusing on assists, playing forward and helping her teammates make it to the net.

Though the Purple side dominated the court, their performance on stage will remain a heavy influence on a classic College Night question: What’s it gonna be?