HOMEWOOD, Ala. | The University of Alabama in Huntsville women's basketball team was eliminated from the Gulf South Conference Women's Basketball Championships on Friday afternoon as the team dropped a 73-55 decision to West Georgia. UAH's season ends at 15-12, while West Georgia advances to the semifinals at 10-17.
The contest marked the final one for UAH's fantastic trio of seniors: Jasmine Hammon, Jordan Smith, and Kendra Jones. Hammon and Smith leave UAH with a terrific legacy, ranking first and second in several all-time career statistical categories, and the pair will go down as the only duo in GSC history to score 2,000 points while playing on the same team.
The Lady Chargers fell behind early by an 8-2 margin, but the team then went on a 12-4 run over four minutes to claim a 14-12 lead at the 11:43 mark of the first half. West Georgia, however, regained a significant advantage as the Wolves outscored UAH 30-12 to close the half, taking a 42-26 lead into the break.
UWG's strong first half performance was aided by a 53.8 percent shooting mark, while the Lady Chargers were only able to hit 35.5 percent of their attempts in the period.
UAH would narrow the gap to 12 with a 15-8 run over nearly 11 minutes in the second half, but the Wolves – who were led by Seandre Lee's 29 points – would score 20 of the next 28 points to hold the Lady Chargers at bay and earn the victory.
Hammon finished the night with a UAH-best 14 points, while Smith added 13 despite being in foul trouble for much of the contest. Rounding out UAH's double figure scorers was Juanice Newton who had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
West Georgia ended the game connecting on 41.5 percent of its shots, while UAH was held to a 31.1 percent mark from the field. UWG also won the battle on the glass by a 39-36 margin.
Courtesy: UAH Media Relations