Beaumont Beasley and Theron Jenkins each turned in double-double performances to lead the University of North Alabama men's basketball team to a 70-58 Gulf South Conference road win Saturday evening at Valdosta State. The two seniors combined for 44 points and 31 rebounds as the Lions improved to 14-9 overall and 6-5 in GSC play.
UNA used a 15-2 run in the first half to take the lead, then never trailed over the final 20 minutes of play. Offensive rebounding proved to be a key factor in the first half. The Lions grabbed 14 boards on the offensive end leading to 15 second-chance points.
A three-point basket by Jenkins gave UNA its largest lead of the game at 34-16 with 2:20 to play in the half. The Lions took a 36-21 lead into the break.
In the second half, VSU got as close as four points after a layup by Mike Holloway made the score 57-53 with 6:18 remaining. North Alabama, however, responded with 11 straight points to put the game out of reach.
Beasley hit four three-pointers and finished the game with 23 points and 17 rebounds while Jenkins added 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Lions.