West Florida Fades Late in 77-64 Loss at No. 5 UAH
Four Argonauts Score in Double Digits in Loss
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The West Florida men’s basketball team went cold late in the second half, leading to a 21-2 run for No. 5 Alabama-Huntsville, and the Chargers finished strong in a 77-64 win over the Argonauts in Gulf South Conference play at Spragins Hall on Saturday. Before that point, neither team led by more than six points. UWF dropped to 8-13 overall and 1-6 in GSC play, while UAH remained undefeated in GSC play and improved to 20-2, 7-0.
The Argonauts led on multiple occasions in the first half, and they went into halftime down by just two points. The game stayed close through the first 10 minutes of the half, but the Argos missed 10 straight shots and were held scoreless over the next seven minutes, leading to the UAH’s run.
Junior Jamar Moore (Coolidge, Ga./Faulkner State CC) led UWF with 13 points and 11 rebounds, giving him his seventh double-double of the season. Three other Argonauts scored in double digits, including sophomore Keldric White (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola HS) with 11 points on 3-6 shooting and a 5-8 mark at the free throw line.
Post players Marquis Mathis (Columbus, Ohio/Cincinnati State CC) and Mike Whisman (Kissimmee, Fla./Celebration HS), both of whom scored over 20 points against West Georgia on Thursday, were limited to minimal playing time due to foul trouble in the first half.
The Argos were shooting well over 50 percent before their cold spell in the second half, and they finished at 24-58 (41.4 percent). UWF did hold a 43-37 rebound advantage over the Chargers, as both Moore and junior Anthony Sims (Mobile, Ala./Faulkner State CC) grabbed over 10 boards.
Zane Campbell led UAH with 16 points, while Jaime Smith and Tyler Hanback each added 13 points as well. Point guard Josh Magette finished with eight points and eight assists.
UWF will finish the road trip on Monday night at North Alabama, with tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.