FLORENCE -- Jared Strode scored 21 points and pulled 10 rebounds to lead the University of North Alabama to a 95-82 win over Martin Methodist at Flowers Hall. The Lions held a narrow 41-38 lead at halftime but extended the lead to double-digits in the second half and held on for the 13-point win.
UNA, now 5-4 overall, hit 14 three-point baskets led by Daviel Clements with five. The Lions had five players score in double-figures as Strode and Rory Miller had 21 points each, Clements 17, Warrick Mastin 11 and Brett Jackson 10.
Will Shackleford led Martin Methodist with 12 and Marques Washington added 10.
UNA was outrebounded 46-42 but made up the difference on the three-point baskets.
North Alabama continues its three-game homestand on Saturday when the Lions host Arkansas Tech at 3 p.m.