(HUNTSVILLE) - Senior Tyler Dunaway had a career night on the floor for the UAH Chargers, Thursday night, but the Buckhorn grad's 27 points were not enough as his team lost to Rochester College at Spragins Hall, 73-68.
Rochester knocked down 16 three-pointers and hit 48% from the floor to even their record to 8-8. The Chargers fall to 5-7.
Dunaway hit 10-of-16 from the floor and 7-of-10 from downtown.
Behind him, guard Casey Stafford scored 13 points and center Cody Jones put in a career-high 10 points, while grabbing 7 rebounds. Guard Kael Coleman had a career-high 10 assists.
John Djurovski paced Rochester with a game-high 30 points and hit on 8-of-10 three-pointers. Tyler Leipprandt added 19 points.
The first half was a long-range exhibition as the two teams combined to hit 15-of-33 three-pointers. But despite poor defense from outside the arc, UAH took a 38-33 lead into the locker room at halftime, thanks in part to one of Dunaway's bombs as time ran out.
Dunaway's hot streak continued early in the 2nd half, scoring five of UAH's first seven points as the Chargers jumped out to a 45-38 lead. However, the Warriors answered with a 13-5 run to go in front 51-50 with 11:24 left.
The Chargers trailed by three when Stafford drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game at 68 with :52 left, but Rochester reclaimed the lead on a pair of freethrows by Djurovski with :42 left.
The Chargers got the ball to Dunaway, who shook his defender and got off a shot, but it bounced off the rim and Rochester came down with the rebound with only :08 left.
After a freethrow gave Rochester a 71-68 lead, the Chargers had one more chance to tie the game, but a 3-point attempt by Dunaway fell short.
UAH now hosts Harding on Saturday.