Behind all five starters scoring in double digits and putting on a clinic from downtown with its 3-point shooting, the University of Alabama in Huntsville women's basketball team (17-3, 8-1 GSC) defeated West Georgia (8-12, 3-6 GSC) by a score of 85-66. With the victory, UAH extends its home winning-streak and program-best home start to 11 games.
After starting the game shooting 0-for-7 from beyond the arc, the Lady Chargers found their stroke by making the next four 3-pointers. On the night, UAH connected on a season-high 16-of-32 (50 percent) attempts from 3-point land, coming just four shy of the program record 20 successful 3-point shots set on Dec. 16, 2010 against Arkansas Tech.
Overall, UAH put together its second-best shooting night of the season as the squad sunk 54.5 percent (30-of-55) from the field. The only better performance came against Tennessee Temple when the team shot 58.7 percent.
Trailing by eight, 20-12, at the 11:36 mark in the opening half, UAH nailed four consecutive 3-pointers to take the lead for the final time. From the 11:36 mark, the Lady Chargers scored 27 of the next 34 points in the half to take a commanding 39-27 lead to the lockerroom.
In the second half and after UWG cut its deficit to 10 points on the first shot, the Blue and White used a 8-0 run to extend the lead to 18 points. From there, UAH kept a comfortable lead throughout by not allowing the Wolves to get any closer than 13 points.
UWF connected on 50 percent (25-of-50) from the floor on the night, including 60 percent (6-of-10) from beyond the arc. Fortunately for the Lady Chargers, the Wolves gave up the ball 23 times on the night from which UAH was able to score 30 points.
Up next, UAH hits the road to face-off against Valdosta State in a GSC clash on Thursday, Jan. 9, between the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the league standings. Tipoff at The Complex is slated for 5 p.m. CST.