(HUNTSVILLE) - The UAH Chargers stayed on the heels of the Christian Brothers late in the 2nd half to squeeze by the Buccaneers, 57-56, at Spragins Hall, Monday night.
The win avenges a 79-51 loss back in November in Memphis.
Outshot and outrebounded, UAH's determined defense forced 18 turnovers, converting them into 19 points, including the final turnover that gave the Chargers' the victory.
The Chargers led 39-36 with 13:06 left when CBU went on a 13-2 run to take a 49-41 lead with 7:52 left. Later, Reggie Peyton buried a 3-pointer in front of the UAH student section, giving CBU a 52-43 lead with 3:56 remaining.
UAH answered with a run of seven points. A layup by Tyler Hanback of Meridianville cut the deficit to 52-50 with 2:28 left. A Tyler Dunaway 3-pointer with 1:22 left brought UAH to within one, 54-53.
UAH then took the lead on a layup by Jordan Brewer with :47 left, but CBU took a one-point lead with :29 left on a jumper from just inside the freethrow line.
On the next Charger possession, Kael Coleman found Casey Stafford down the lane ahead of a CBU defender. Stafford made good on the layup, giving UAH a 57-56 lead with :15 remaining.
CBU had one last shot to win the game, but Stafford intercepted a Peyton pass to seal the win.
Stafford tied a season high with 16 points and 6 rebounds for UAH. Dunaway added 13 points and nine assists. Kevin Waybright paced CBU with a game-high 21 points.
UAH evened their record at 4-4, while CBU fell to 5-4.