Second half leads to men’s basketball victory

by Student Writer Josh Williams

After a big win against Huntingdon, North Alabama Men’s Basketball was not slowed down by West Alabama with a close victory on Dec. 15 at Flowers Hall.

The Lions (6-2, 1-1 Gulf South Conference) came through with a strong second half to seal the victory in their first conference win 67-61.

“The second half was good; the first half was a little out of sort,” said head coach Bobby Champagne. “We made an adjustment at halftime and kept from turning the ball over in the second half which created better shots.”

The two teams stayed in contention with each other with big three-pointers, and exchanged points in the paint until the Lions pulled away in the last minute.

The Lions attained some critical points from accurate three-point shooters, one of which included senior forward Austin Timms.

Champagne said after the half the Lions were able to pick it up on the offensive side of the ball and make important baskets toward the end of the game.

“This game was big for us, especially at home having lost one at home already,” Timms said. “It was really critical that we got this game tonight, and the win is all that matters.”

UNA faces another big GSC opponent when the West Georgia Wolves come to town Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. in Flowers Hall. UNA will look to keep the momentum rolling going into next week’s game.