UWA falls Monday to UAH, 58-47

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 21, 2004

LIVINGSTON, AL- Cliff Mathis scored a team-high 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but

West Alabama fell 58-47 to Alabama-Huntsville (9-7, 1-3) on Monday in Pruitt Hall.

The Tigers struggled offensively in the first half, making 5-of-19 (26.3 percent) shots

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from the field. Alabama-Huntsville connected on 10-of-25 (40.0 percent) shots in the first

half en route to building a 30-20 lead at intermission. West Alabama would cut the lead to

as little as five points in the second half, but was never able to wrestle the lead away

from UAH.

Nic Gragg scored nine points for the Tigers while pulling down five rebounds. Joseph Baker

added seven points and four rebounds, while teammate Jared Hembree connected on two shots

from behind the three-point line for his six points.

Zach Carpenter led the way for the Chargers with a game-high 19 points to go along with

eight rebounds. Micah delaRosa scored 13 points, while teammate Wayne Popwell contributed

six points and eight rebounds.

The Tigers (3-14, 0-4 GSC) return to action on Saturday when they travel to Valdosta State

for a 6:30 p.m. tip off.