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.