UAHuntsville Women fall in final moments
Sara McMahan, Sports Writer
January 31, 2013
Filed under Sports
The University of Alabama in Huntsville women’s basketball team fell in anguish during the final moments of the contest Saturday against Shorter.
The heart-shattering 56-55 loss, due to a shot in the final moments, slid the Chargers back to 8-11 and 5-4 in conference play. Jasmine Hammon put down a pair of free throws with just 8.4 seconds left to give the Chargers a 55-54 lead. Shorter quickly maneuvered down the floor and with just 1.6 seconds on the clock laid the game winning shot in the goal. This exciting and heartbreaking final play brought the contest to the final score of 56-55.
The Chargers fought back from a nine-point lead controlled by Shorter in the latter part of the game. UAHuntsville rallied back from the deficit with a 14-3 run. Morgan Duncan put down a pair of 3-pointers and Natalie Kelly laid it up for two points to cap off the run with just over two minutes left in the match-up. This put the score at 51-49 with the Chargers in control marking the first time since 3:54 was left in the first half.
The lead would then change five times in the final two minutes for this exciting finale.
Although Shorter out-rebounded and outshot the Chargers, the game remained thrilling the entire duration. The game began with excitement with six lead changes in the first 20 minutes.
The Chargers look to turn around a three-game slide today facing West Georgia on the road at 4:30 p.m.