No. 11 Chargers Cruise To Win In Carrollton
1/31/2013 | Men's Basketball
CARROLLTON, Ga. – Remaining perfect on the road in conference play, the No. 11 University of Alabama in Huntsville men's basketball team dispatched of West Georgia by a 59-42 score on Thursday night. The Chargers improve to 15-3 (8-2 Gulf South Conference), while West Georgia slips to 7-11 (4-6 GSC).
The first seven minutes of the game were tight, but with West Georgia leading 8-5, Zane Campbell hit a pair of layups to produce UAH's first lead of the game at 9-8 with 13:50 left in the contest. The consecutive buckets ignited a 13-1 run that put the Chargers in complete control at 22-9 at the 8:29 mark.
UAH continued the hot play through the remainder of the half, building up a 37-19 lead at the break on the strength of a 45.2 percent performance from the field – including a 7-for-17 showing from beyond the arc – while limiting West Georgia to hit just 23.3 percent of its attempts in the period.
The Chargers would start the second half off just as hot, reeling off the first seven points of the half to build up the largest advantage the team would hold at 44-19 just a minute and a half into the stanza.
Through the rest of the half, however, neither team would shoot the ball particularly well and West Georgia would outscore UAH 23-22 in the period, but the Chargers were able to capitalize on the strong start and pick up a win in the building where the team suffered its only conference loss a season ago.
Zane Campbell paced the Chargers with 14 points, while Ronnie Mack hit four 3-pointers to score 12. A total of nine UAH players scored in the game including Jaime Smith and Wayne Dedrick who both tallied nine.
Freshman Greg Gardner led UAH on the glass with 11 rebounds and he collected six assists – both of which marked season highs – and his strong performance on the boards helped UAH outrebound the hosts 51-37.
For the game, UAH shot 36.7 percent from the field while West Georgia hit just 27.0 percent of its attempts.
UAH will return to action on Saturday when it travels to West Alabama.