(JEFERSON CITY, TENN.) - Despite a career-high 16 points by sophomore Cody Jones, the UAH Chargers took an 88-72 loss on the road to Carson-Newman, Wednesday.
It's the Eagles' (9-2) 2nd win over the struggling Chargers, who dip to 6-8, this season.
Carson-Newman held GSC Player-of-the-Week honoree Tyler Dunaway to two points, after taking only three shots in the game. Dunaway in fresh from scoring a career-high 27 points in back-to-back games against Rochester College and Harding.
Jones was an efficient 8-for-9 from the field while freshman Luc Graves was the only other Charger in double-figures with 10 points.
Carson-Newman was led by Jesse Murray's 17 points. Darren Williams added 15, while Bobby Guyton dropped in 11 and Andy Tipton 10.
Long-range shooting did the Chargers in, as they managed only 3-of-17 three-pointers, whle Carson-Newman hit 11-of-24 from beyond the arc.
UAH led 22-20 after a three point play by Tucker with 7:49 left in the half, but the Chargers weren't able to answer an 11-0 run by the Eagles. They led by as much as 13 points before settling for a 44-34 halftime lead.
Early in the 2nd half, the Chargers got as close as six after a layup by Jones cut the deficit to 46-40, but Carson-Newman answered with eight to take a commanding 54-40 lead with 16:46 remaining. UAH wouldn't get within single digits the rest of the way.
The Eagles shot a torrid 61% from the floor -- 65% in the 1st half. Meanwhile, the Chargers made 48% (32-of-66) of their shots.
The Chargers play West Alabama at Livingston, Saturday.