The No. 7 UAH men's basketball team roared out of the gates en route to throttling visiting Oakwood on Sunday afternoon at Spragins Hall, defeating the visitors by a 98-69 score. The win improves the Chargers to 5-2 on the season while OU drops to 3-7.
Aided by eight of Josh Magette's 16 points on the night, the Chargers outscored Oakwood by a 15-2 margin over the contest's first four minutes, and the Blue and White kept the pressure on the Ambassadors throughout the opening stanza as the team built up a 48-29 advantage at the halftime break.
Through the first 20 minutes, the Chargers shot the ball at a 58 percent clip including a 9-for-13 (69.2 percent) performance from long-range.
Sharp-shooting Jaime Smith hit four of the first-half treys, and he would go on to end the night as the game's leading scorer with 20 points as he added another pair of shots from beyond the arc in the second period.
With the performance, Smith moved to within 72 of 1,000 points for his UAH career.
The second half was much of the same for the Chargers with their advantage grew to as much as 34 points during the period as Head Coach Lennie Acuff was able to play nine players for at least 16 minutes. Acuff's bench accounted 36 of his team's points on the night.
Five Chargers ended the night scoring in double figures as Ronnie Mack, Taylor Chapman and Conner Blasi joined Magette and Smith. Mack connected on three 3-pointers to finish with 15 points, while both Chapman and Blasi ended with 10 on the night.
Leading the way on the glass, Zane Campbell grabbed eight rebounds as his squad held the advantage in the contest by a 42-30 clip, and the team combined for 22 assists with Magette and Smith leading the way with seven and five, respectively.
UAH finished the night shooting 65.2 percent from the floor while limiting the opposition to just a 33.8 percent success rate.
The contest marked that last home game for the Chargers for the next month as UAH will start its second five-game road trip of the season on Saturday, Dec. 10 when it visits Harding. The contest is slated to start at 7:30 p.m.