The University of Alabama in Huntsville women's basketball team saw an 11-point halftime advantage evaporate on Saturday afternoon, falling to host Trevecca Nazarene by a 65-60 score. The Lady Chargers slip to 5-3 on the season while the Lady Trojans improve to 6-5.
Though UAH would lead throughout the majority of the first half, it was not a stellar 20 minutes.
Both teams struggled mightily in the period as the hosts shot just 22.6 percent from the field in the period – including a 1-for-10 showing from beyond the arc. The Lady Chargers only connected on 32.3 percent of their attempts in the period, but they were boosted by a long-range showing of 4-for-10 from 3-point land that helped the team take a 30-19 advantage into the locker room at the halftime break.
The Lady Trojans adjusted during the intermission and began the second period on fire, using a 15-2 run to completely erase the deficit and take a 34-32 lead.
UAH responded, however, using an 8-0 string of points that was punctuated by a Jordan Smith trey to regain the lead at 40-34 with 14:18 left in the contest, and the game would remain tilted towards the visitors until a Britt Bell 3-pointer put TNU back on top at 46-43 at the 10:51 mark.
Smith hit four 3-pointers in the contest, including one with a minute showing on the scoreboard clock to put the Lady Chargers up 60-59, but Trevecca Nazarene was able to hold the team scoreless over the final 60 seconds to secure the 65-60 victory.
Pacing the squad with 17 points was Smith, while Jasmine Hammon and Natalie Kelley chipped in with 14 and 13, respectively.
Neither team shot the ball particularly well with TNU featuring a field goal percentage of 32.2 percent while UAH shot just 27.7 percent for the contest, and both squads had trouble protecting the basketball as the hosts turned it over 26 times compared to 24 giveaways for the Lady Chargers.
Christina Curtner and Britt Bell both scored 16 to lead the Lady Trojans.
UAH will look to bounce back from Saturday's setback when it travels to the Sunshine State to take on Florida Southern and Tampa on Dec. 18 and 19.