UWA drops road game

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 27, 2004

VALDOSTA, GA- West Alabama was only able to connect to 30.6 percent of its shots from the field as the Tigers dropped a 65-36 decision to Valdosta State (16-1, 5-0 GSC) on Saturday night. Cliff Mathis connected on 4-of-6 shots from the field en route to scoring a team-high eight points.

The Tigers connected on 7-of-21 shots in the first half, while the Blazers made 40.7 percent of their field goals (11-of-27) as VSU took a 30-15 lead into the locker room. The Tigers were never able to get the offense on track and VSU shot just under 58 percent from the field in the second half on its way to a win.

Adam Ruffin scored six points and grabbed a team leading six rebounds, while senior Brandon Cornelius also scored six points, including 2-of-4 shooting from long range.

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Marcus Ghent paced the Blazer attack, making 5-of-6 shots from the floor en route to scoring 13 points. Jon Rogers contributed seven points and nine rebounds, while Tony Baker added seven points off of the VSU bench.

The Tigers fall to 3-15 overall and 0-5 in GSC play. West Alabama returns to action on Monday when they face West Florida in Pensacola for a 7:30 p.m. tip off.