he University of Alabama in Huntsville men's basketball team traveled to Union on Saturday evening and picked up an 81-73 victory in a thrilling contest that featured 19 lead changes and six ties, and the victory pushed the Chargers into at worst a tie for first in the Gulf South Conference standings pending other results in the league.
UAH improves to 11-4 (6-3 GSC) with the triumph, while Union slipped to 12-3 (6-3 GSC). Seab Webster had a career day for the Chargers, scoring a game-high 33 points as he knocked down 13 shots including a 5-for-9 showing from beyond the arc. The sophomore from Gurley, Alabama, also added six rebounds and a block for good measure. Three other Chargers scored in double figures as Preston Herring recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Ronnie Mack scored 12 and Greg Gardner added 11. It was Mack who put the Chargers on top for the final time as he made a jumper fall with just over five minutes remaining in the contest, and UAH proceeded to outscore Union 14-7 in the game's closing minutes to seal the victory. UAH shot 46.9 percent for the game while limiting Union to a 40.6 percent shooting mark after holding the hosts to connect on just 34.3 percent of their attempts in the second half. The Chargers also won the battle on the glass with Herring's performance aiding UAH to a 43-39 advantage on the glass. UAH will continue the swing through West Tennessee on Monday when the team travels to Christian Brothers for a 7:30 p.m. tilt in Memphis.