UWA men’s basketball still seeking first conference victory

Published 1:08 pm Sunday, January 6, 2013

LIVINGSTON – Sean Boston scored 22 points in 32 minutes to lead West Georgia to a 70-61 Gulf South Conference victory over West Alabama in Pruitt Hall on Saturday.

West Georgia snapped a three game losing streak to improve to 5-6 overall, 2-1 in the conference. West Alabama drops to 0-3 in conference play, 4-6 overall in its first home loss in three games.

“We have to give West Georgia credit,” said West Alabama head Coach Mike Newell.

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“They came in here and played hard. In the first half they were just more physical than us. It was just one of those games where we kept waiting and waiting but we just could not get anything going. Defensively we did some good things but gave up easy baskets.”

Sandy Underwood, Mychal Bester and Jack Hill all hit double digit scoring marks in the game. Hill led with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The Tigers trailed 35-22 at the half after hitting only 6-31 (19.4%) from the field. They responded in the by improving to 15-29 (51.7%) from the field and out scoring West Georgia 39-35 in the second half.

“It’s all about shooting the basketball,” said Newell. “We were getting a lot of the same looks as we did a week ago they just were not going in.”

West Alabama will now look for its first conference victory against West Florida. The Tigers will host the Argonauts in Pruitt Hall on Thursday, January 10.