West Florida Knocks Chargers Out of First Place

(PENSACLOLA, FLA.) -  Kael Coleman and Tyler Dunaway combined for 49 points, but it wasn't enough to prevent the UAH Chargers from losing their 2nd straight, 77-68, to West Florida and falling from the top of the GSC Standings.

Surging West Florida improves to 13-9. The loss knocks UAH to 12-11 and 5-3 in the GSC.

Coleman led UAH with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Dunaway bagged 24. Combined, they were 15-for-16 from the free throw line. But outside of Coleman and Dunaway, the rest of the team was a dismal 3-for-26 for the game.

The Chargers, even with the duo, shot just 30% from the field, and as a team, they hit a mere 7-of-26 shots from long range. Only their shooting from the free throw line (27-of-32) enabled UAH to stay in the game.

UAH also had 28 offensive rebounds, turning them into 20 points.

UWF led by as much as 11 points in the first half, but the Chargers trimmed the deficit to 39-34 by halftime.

UAH closed to within a bucket at 45-43 after a layup by Coleman with 12:36 left. But the Argonauts answered with a 15-4 flurry that left the Chargers reeling. Deondre Boynton's 3-pointer gave UWF a 60-47 lead with 7:59 remaining.

UAH battled back and got within four with a little over a minute left as Coleman knocked down a pair of freethrows, making the score 70-66 with 1:19 left. But, Charles Bouie rolled in a layup and the Argonauts hit 5-of-6 freethrows in the final minute to pocket the game.

Ryan Henry led five Argonauts in double-figures with 16 points.

The Chargers' next game is Saturday at Spragins Hall against Montevallo.