By Carl Prather| January 17, 2013 at 3:42 AM CST - Updated July 25 at 11:00 PM
– In the team's first game since moving to the top of the Gulf South Conference standings, the University of Alabama in Huntsville women's basketball team will venture to Union for a 6 p.m. showdown. The Lady Chargers own a record of 8-8 (5-1 GSC), while Union is 9-4 (4-1 GSC).
The contest counts in the GSC standings, but Union is not yet eligible for postseason play as the program continues working towards full GSC membership.
The Lady Chargers took over the top spot in the league when they defeated Delta State 69-64 on Saturday – the first of a tough three-game stretch that features the other top teams in the league.
Jordan Smith scored 20 points in the victory, moving her average to 16.2 points per game which ranks tied for third in the GSC, and her teammate Jasmine Hammon continues to place second with 18.3 points per contest helping the Lady Chargers average 67.8 points per contest – the third best mark in the conference.
The scoring output for the pair is boosted by the fact that both rank in the top 10 in the league in 3-point field goals made per game, and that has helped UAH currently sit in second in the GSC with nearly six successful buckets from beyond the arc per contest.
Thursday's contest marks the first between the two programs since 1978 as Union holds a 2-0 advantage in the series.
The Lady Bulldogs have won seven of their previous eight contests with the lone setback a 77-67 to Delta State at home on Jan. 3. In Florence this past Saturday, Union knocked off North Alabama – who was previously unbeaten in league play – by a 54-49 score.
Amy Philamlee leads the way for Union as she averages almost 13 points per contest.
Links forlive stats, audio, and video for the contest will be available at uahchargers.com.
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