Louisville, KY – A strong comeback effort came up just short as the University of Alabama in Huntsville women’s basketball team fell 79-76 to Missouri S&T at Knights Hall on the campus of Bellarmine University on Sunday. The Lady Chargers slip to 5-6 on the season, and the Lions improve to 5-3.
With her team trailing by 11 with 2:40 remaining in the contest, Jordan Smith outscored the opposition by an 11-1 clip over the next two minutes to pull the Lady Chargers within two at 78-76 with just 23 seconds left in the game. Unfortunately, after S&T converted the front end of a pair of free throws, the Lady Chargers were unable to get the game-tying shot to fall before the clock expired.
Smith finished the night with 24 points as she hit a game-high four shots from 3-point land.
Missouri S&T controlled play through much of the contest, building up 63-45 lead with 9:21 left before the Lady Chargers chipped into the deficit.
Joining Smith in double figures on the evening was Jasmine Hammon who scored 18 while grabbing seven rebounds, and Natalie Kelley led the team on the glass with eight boards.
The Lions outrebounded UAH by a 47-41 clip while also outshooting the Lady Chargers by a margin of 48.3 percent to 34.2 percent.
The squad will look to snap its current four-game slide on Monday when it faces host Bellarmine at 2 p.m.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations