HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama women’s basketball team at Huntsville battled West Florida in an end-to-end conference competition on Sunday afternoon at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall 64-60 to start the 2022 calendar year. Chargers drop to 1-10 while UWF improves to 11-2.
Alexis Woods was the Chargers leader on both points and afternoon rebounds, scoring 14 points while racking up 10 rebounds for a double double. Eight different players for UAH were on the match report tonight, including Selena Pruitt who got nine points while Sloan man and Alaina Taylor both recorded eight.
After seeing the first eight points of the game scored by the Argonauts, the Chargers constructed a 9-1 run to bring the game to nine points each at the 2:47 mark in the opening quarter. A Alaina Taylor Triple in the last moments of the frame followed by a buzzer beater field goal from UWF tied for a 14-14 draw in the first break. A strong UAH second quarter, in which they kept West Florida out of control with a shot power of 18.2 percent, would put the Chargers 33:27 ahead at halftime.
The Chargers would go up to 11 in the third quarter, but the guests didn’t walk away and were able to put together a few offensive runs to change the lead, with West Florida changing hands at 48:44 at the end of the game in third. The temperature was set to increase in the fourth quarter when UAH made a strong push to level the competition with a Pruitt three-pointer that got everyone on their feet, tying the game at 60-60 with 1:07 ahead of the game. However, a UWF layup at the 0:38 mark and two free throws in the last second gave West Florida a 64-60 win.
Charlotte Elmore and Zoe Piller were the leaders for the Argos, who each scored 15 points in the contest, and Piller stepped UWF on the glass and racked up eight rebounds that afternoon.
UAH will now turn to the next two street games, facing state rivals Montevallo on Thursday evening before heading to Peach State on Saturday afternoon to face Shorter.
Tip-off in Montevallo, Alabama is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.