Lady Chargers Fall In Road Contest At North Alabama
Florence, Ala. - Despite a record-breaking performance from Jasmine Hammon, the University of Alabama in Huntsville women’s basketball team fell by a 60-48 score on Saturday afternoon on the road at North Alabama. The Lady Chargers fall to 11-16 (8-9 Gulf South Conference) with the setback, and UNA improves to 17-9 (10-6 GSC).
With a free throw at the 4:34 mark of the second half, Hammon scored her 1,488th point to break what had been a 26-year-old record. She performed the feat in front of numerous family members and friends as the junior grew up in nearby Muscle Shoals.
The hosts roared out of the gates, shooting 70 percent early on as they built up a stunning 25-3 lead just before the midway point of the opening half.
The Lady Chargers showed great poise in battling back, however, and eventually trimmed the lead down to 33-22 before UNA took a 36-22 advantage into the locker room at the break.
The Lions continued to lead big through much of the second half, but with UNA leading 49-35, the visitors would score the next six points with Bailee Robinson hitting a 3-pointer with 3:42 left in the contest to pull the team within eight at 49-41.
Responding with one off 11 3-pointers the team would hit on the night, UNA pushed the lead back into double digits on the next possession, and UAH could pull no closer than nine in the final minutes.
For the game, North Alabama connected on 43.6 percent of their attempts including an 11-for-25 (44.0 percent) showing from beyond the arc. The Lady Chargers shot 20.3 percent, but the team did win the rebounding battle 45-37 as Natalie Kelley led the way with seven boards on the afternoon.
Hammon led the team with 17 points and was the only player to notch double figures in scoring.
The Lady Chargers will look to bounce back when they host Shorter on Senior Night on Saturday, March 2.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations