HUNTSVILLE | Behind a terrific performance from sophomore Seab Webster, the UAH men's basketball team on Tuesday night dominated North Alabama at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall by a 97-79 score to move on to the GSC Tournament semifinals on Friday evening in Birmingham. UAH improves to 21-8 with the win, while UNA's season finishes at 13-16.
UAH will face Union on Friday at 5 p.m. at the Pete Hanna Center on the campus of Samford University.
The Chargers fed the hot hand early and often as Webster had one of the strongest first-half performances of his young collegiate career, netting 22 points in the period while shooting 6-for-7 on 3-pointers and 8-for-12 from the field.
Webster went on to finish the night with a game-best 28 points to lead a group of four Chargers who registered double figures, and his strong first-half showing helped provide the hosts with a wide 57-30 advantage at the half.
The team continued to cruise through the second 20 minutes, building up as much as a 31-point advantage on its way to matching the program record for points in a GSC Tournament game – a number that was first reached in 2010 when UAH played North Alabama in the semifinals.
For the night, UAH shot an impressive 59.3 percent from the field including a strong 16-for-28 from beyond the arc, while the visitors – who were paced by Calvin Dade's 21 points – shot 48.3 percent.
Joining Webster in double figures was senior Ronnie Mack who hit four triples to score 16, while a pair of players in Justin Ward and Taylor Chapman came off the bench to score 13 and 12, respectively.
That performance from Ward and Chapman helped UAH's bench outscore North Alabama's reserves 32-8 on the night.
Helping the Chargers record a season-high 29 assists on their 32 made field goals, Troy Saxton and Greg Gardnerteamed up to total 21 assists with Saxton having 11 while Gardner added 10 to go along with his game-high eight rebounds.
Courtesy: UAH Media Relations