LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Alabama in Huntsville women's basketball was unable to end its current slide on Monday, falling 91-65 to host Bellarmine. The Lady Chargers have lost five straight to slip to 5-7 on the season, while Bellarmine improves to 10-1.
Natalie Kelley scored two of her 10 points to open up the game, but unfortunately that would be the only time the Lady Chargers would enjoy the lead in the contest as the Knights built up a 41-29 halftime advantage and then outscored UAH 50-36 in the second half to produce the 91-65 final.
The 91 points marks a season-high for UAH opponents as the Knights took advantage of a strong shooting performance. Bellarmine connected at a blistering 60.4 percent clip from the field while holding the Lady Chargers to a 36.7 shooting percentage.
Kelly turned in a strong showing, going 5-for-7 from the field while also grabbing a game-best eight rebounds. Jasmine Hammon scored 16, and Bailee Robinson added eight off the bench.
It was the Bellarmine bench, however, that was the difference in the game as three reserves for the Knights scored in double figures en route to outscoring the UAH bench 42-24. Starter Betsy Goodin led all scorers in the game with 22.
For the contest, the Knights outrebounded UAH by a 39-28 margin, though the Lady Chargers did pick up 14 rebounds on the offensive glass and turned those boards into 13 second chance points.
Owners of a perfect 2-0 mark in conference play, the Lady Chargers will return to action on Thursday when Gulf South Conference action restarts with a contest at Valdosta State.
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