Hammon And Smith Go For 17 Each, Lady Chargers Roll 73-49
Huntsville, Ala. – Jasmine Hammon and Jordan Smith each scored 17 points and the University of Alabama in Huntsville women’s basketball team rolled past Tuskegee on Sunday night, 73-49 in Spragins Hall.
The Lady Chargers (2-0) take their first two games of the 2012-13 season in convincing fashion, as they win both of their GSC/SIAC Challenge contests by 20-plus points. Saturday UAH defeated Benedict by 22 and on Sunday defeated Tuskegee (1-1) by 24.
Hammon finished with 17 points and three steals and also went 4-for-4 from the free throw line. The preseason All-American was all over the floor for the blue and white, both offensively and defensively making her mark.
The junior Smith also put in 17 points, while going 11-for-14 from the charity stripe and recording six rebounds. Smith finished with 20 points last night as she is now the leading scorer for UAH after two games played.
The first half belonged entirely to the hosts, who forced Tuskegee to shoot under 14 percent (5-36) on their way to a 43-19 halftime lead. The Tigers finished at 22 percent (15-68) for the game, as the Lady Chargers defense was at the top of its game.
Halle Jarnigan played a strong game inside for UAH, as the freshman finished with seven points and 10 rebounds. Natalie Kelley was solid as well, recording eight points and seven rebounds.
UAH struggled from beyond the arc, but made up for it by converting on 30 of their 30 free throw attempts.
All 17 players who dressed saw action for the Lady Chargers, as Head Coach Roy Heintz was able to keep his players fresh all game with a dominating performance.
The Gulf South Conference preseason favorites lived up to the hype in their opening weekend, and now hit the road for three games starting with Montevallo on Wednesday night. Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations