UNA Lions fall to UWA Tigers

The shooting woes continued, as the Lady Lions could not connect from three-point range against West Alabama, falling 69-54 and giving UNA a 12-9 overall record and 2-6 in GSC play.

UNA went 0-8 from the perimeter in the first half against the Tigers and only connected 2-7 from three-point land in the second half. From the field for the night they were 34 percent connecting 18-53 shots. Head coach Terry Fowler said the women are still trying to define themselves as a team.

“At this time, we’re still trying to find an identity; we don’t have one right now,” Fowler said. “We’re just going to keep grinding at it every day.”

UNA managed two fewer turnovers than UWA-14 to their 16-but West Alabama was able to use the Lions’ turnovers and create points, scoring 21 points to UNA’s 17. The Tigers also won the rebounding edge, pulling down 41 boards to UNA’s 31, which gave them 15 second chance points to UNA’s six for the night.

“We couldn’t win the battle of the loose balls; the 50/50 plays, they got them,” Fowler said. “They would get the loose basketball and finish with a shot. They would get an offensive rebound, we wouldn’t contest it and they would finish it; everything we got was a contested shot. They just out hustled us tonight.”

Senior guard Jasmine Horne led all scoring with 24 points and four rebounds for UNA. Nichelle Fillmore and Lacy Lewis both added seven points.

“We’ve got to know what we’re capable of,” Horne said. “I think sometimes we get down on ourselves after a tough loss or a tough couple of games, but tonight we showed that we can play with anybody. It’s the little plays we don’t make. We’ve got to do all the little things in the game, and I think we’ll be OK.”

The UNA women will travel to West Florida Thursday and then to Valdosta State Saturday seeking two GSC wins.