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UAH Earns Weekend Split with Road Win Over MC Saturday

Mississippi College jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead, but the Chargers went on a 10-0 run to pull ahead 12-8 by the 4:53 of the opening quarter.
Credit: UAH Athletics

CLINTON, Mississippi — The University of Alabama in Huntsville women's basketball team bounced back on Saturday, earning a 64-49 road win at Mississippi College. The Chargers improve to 1-1 (1-1 Gulf South Conference), while the Choctaws slip to 1-1 (1-1 GSC).

Turning Point
-After trailing at the end of the first quarter, UAH would use a defensive effort that limited the hosts to just two made field goals in the second quarter to turn the tide in the contest.

Inside the Box Score
-Alexis Woods led the Chargers on the afternoon, posting a double-double with a career-best 19 points to go along with 14 rebounds while also picking up four assists, two blocks, and a steal.
-Also filling up the stat sheet was Holly Harris who shot 50 percent to score 15, and the preseason all-GSC selection also had seven rebounds, five steals, and four assists.
-Rounding UAH's double-figure scorers were Selena Pruitt and Sloan Mann who scored 11 and 10, respectively.
-The Chargers connected on 40.0 percent of their shots while holding MC to a shooting mark of 27.6 percent, and the guests won the rebounding battle by a 46-39 clip.
-UAH recorded 14 assists on its 26 made baskets.
-The Chargers dominated the inside game, outscoring MC by a 44-20 margin in the paint.
 


Inside the Flow
-The hosts jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead, but the Chargers went on a 10-0 run to pull ahead 12-8 by the 4:53 of the opening quarter before ultimately trailing 19-16 going into the second.
-The Chargers then scored the first seven points of the second quarter to take a 23-19 lead after an Alaina Taylor 3-pointer at the 5:43 mark of the period, and UAH would later close the stanza on a 9-2 run to go into the locker room leading 32-25 at the half.
-After outscoring MC by 10 in the second, the Chargers would put together a 19-10 advantage in the third quarter to balloon the lead to 51-36 going into the fourth.
-UAH would then lead by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter before the hosts were able to slightly chip away at the Blue and White's advantage in the closing minutes.

Noteworthy
-The 19 points for Woods best her previous career high of 17 which she set on the last day of the regular season last year against Lee, and the 14 rebounds are tied for her second-best single-game performance.
-After having just eight assists on Friday night, the Chargers get back into double figures as they were in the last 16 games of last season, and UAH is now 13-4 in their last 17 games recording 10 or more assists.

Next Time Out
-UAH is slated to return to the Rocket City to face Union next weekend with tip-off at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall slated for 6 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.