Chargers in First After Beating West Georgia, 65-62

(HUNTSVILLE) - Cody Jones and Kael Coleman each scored 16 points as the UAH Chargers decided who would win the battle for 1st place in the Gulf South Conference East, Saturday, with a 65-62 victory over West Georgia.

With their 4th straight win, the Chargers improve to 5-1 in the GSC and 12-9 overall.

The Chargers trailed 17-11 with 8:46 left in the 1st half, but went on a 17-4 run over the next four minutes to take a 28-21 lead.

West Georgia (11-8, 4-2) answered with a 6-0 rally to close to within 28-27, but the Chargers held on to take a 32-28 lead in at halftime.

The Chargers stretched their lead to 10 in the first three minutes of the 2nd half, but the Wolves climbed back to within a 46-42 margin after a layup by Paul Harper.

The Chargers answered with a 7-2 rally to go back up by nine, but West Georgia would come back again with a 12-2 run that resulted in a 56-55 lead for the Wolves.

The game see-sawed until Coleman was fouled. He then knocked down a pair of free throws to give the Chargers a 65-62 lead with :14.4 left. The Wolves had one last chance to tie the game and send it into overtime, but two shots from behind the arc by Terrence Hundley both rimmed out as time expired.

UAH shot 50% in the 1st half and 46.7% overall while West Georgia shot 53.6% in the 2nd half, and 50% overall. Doug Daniels led West Georgia with 15 points.

From WAFF-48 Sports and UAH Sports Information