• 82°

UWA men fall to Railsplitters

HARROGATE, TN- Cliff Mathis turned in his second best game in a Tiger uniform, scoring 26 points in the GSC opener with Lincoln Memorial (6-8, 0-1 GSC), but UWA would fall just short, losing a tough 55-54 overtime decision in Harrogate, Tenn. on Saturday night.

Both teams struggled from the field in the first half (UWA 37 percent, LMU 26.3 percent) as the Tigers gained a 26-20 lead heading into intermission. Lincoln quickly erased the six-point halftime advantage and the two teams went back and forth down the stretch as the game headed into overtime. Mathis gave UWA a one-point lead with 12 seconds left, only to see LMU’s Brad Seal hit a lay up with 0.8 seconds remaining to propel the Railsplitters to victory.

Joseph Baker also turned in a solid game for the Tigers, scoring 11 points and grabbing eight boards. Issac Greenwood contributed eight points and six rebounds to round out the top Tiger performers.

Seal finished the contest with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting to lead the Railsplitters. Tye McCord added 14 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Adrian Porter grabbed a game-high 10 boards for LMU.

West Alabama falls to 3-11 overall and 0-1 in GSC play. The Tigers return to action on Monday when they travel to West Georgia for a 6:30 p.m. tip off.