Second-half slump costly to UNA women in 82-71 loss at Lambuth

JACKSON, Tenn., – Lambuth connected on eight three-point baskets in the second half to rally for an 82-71 victory over the University of North Alabama women's basketball team Thursday evening at the Athletic Center on the LU campus. UNA led 34-32 at the half, but suffered a six-minute scoring drought while the host Lady Eagles took control. With the loss, the Lions fall to 11-11 on the season. Lambuth improves to 15-7 on the season.

Lambuth's Ashley Franklin led the three-point charge with 25 points for the Lady Eagles. After hitting only one three-pointer in the first half, the sophomore went 5-of-6 from long range over the final 20 minutes of play.

North Alabama had trouble scoring early in the second half. After a three-pointer by Jameica York gave the Lions a 42-41 lead with 17:43 remaining, UNA would not score again until the 11:42 mark. By the time Sequoyah Cliff made a layup to end the drought, Lambuth had a 54-44 lead and never trailed again.

York had 13 points to lead UNA while Cliff added 12 points and six rebounds.

The Lions will return home on Saturday to take on Talladega College. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. at Flowers Hall.