Lady Chargers Upended By No. 16 Tampa

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Lakeland, Fla. – The University of Alabama in Huntsville women’s basketball team opened up play at the Terrace Hotel Classic at Florida Southern on Tuesday and fell 68-50 to No. 16 Tampa. The loss drops the Lady Chargers to 5-4 on the year, while the Spartans remain undefeated at 8-0.
Jasmine Hammon scored 20 in the setback to pace the Lady Chargers, and she was matched by Tampa’s Shamika Williams who scored 16 in the first half to help Tampa hold a 34-25 advantage at the halftime break.
The intermission lead was established as Tampa went on a 15-5 run over the half’s final eight minutes. Prior to that, the Lady Chargers had scored seven consecutive points to erase a 19-13 deficit and grab a 20-19 lead at the 8:11 mark.
After Tampa pushed the lead out to 36-25 less than a minute in the second period, UAH went on a 6-0 run to close the gap to just five at 36-31 with 16:14 remaining in the contest, but the Spartans would dominate the next four minutes as they outscored UAH by a 15-2 clip to build up a 51-33 lead en route to eventually leading by as many as 19 in the period.
Illysa Vivo joined Williams in scoring in double figures as she recorded 18 – all of which came in the second half as she helped the Spartans pick up the 18-point victory.
For the game, UT outshot the Lady Chargers by a 39.7 percent to 31.1 percent margin, and the Spartans made seven 3-pointers – including four by Williams – compared to just two for UAH.
Behind the strength of 11 rebounds from freshman Halle Jarnagin, UAH held a 43-39 edge on the glass. Sadie Oyer led all players in the contest as she collected 12 boards for UT.
The Lady Chargers will return to action on Wednesday at 2:15 PM when they play host Florida Southern. 

Courtesy UAH Media Relations

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