Lions surge past Trevecca Nazarene

Junior guard KeKe Gunter drives for a layup versus Trevecca Nazarene Nov. 26 at Flowers Hall. The Lions extend their opening win streak to four games this season

by Associate News Editor Ciera Golliver/Sports Editor Andrew Fulmer

 The North Alabama women’s basketball team had another home game and added another victory, as they took down the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans 72-43 Nov. 26.

The Lions took advantage of a turnover-prone Trojan team, as they scored 36-points off opposing turnovers en route to extending their win streak to five games.

“I talked to our team before the game, and I told them that every team they play, they get 40 minutes in a game,” said head coach Missy Tiber. “It’s what you do with it that defines the difference between average teams and great teams. It was a grind in the first half, but we separated from them in the third quarter.”

Junior guard KeKe Gunter led the team in scoring for the second consecutive game with 19-points, followed by true freshman guard Ivy Wallen with 13-points. As a team, UNA shot 48.1 percent and shot 13-17 on free throws.

The Lions had 17 turnovers of their own, but quickly reset and allowed eight points off possession changes.

True freshman guard Emma Wallen said the team prepared for whatever Trevecca threw at them.

“It’s the same every game,” Wallen said. “At the end of the night, we want the ‘W,’ and we don’t let the other team change the outcome.”

The Lions are back at Flowers Hall Nov. 29 as they host the Auburn-Montgomery Warhawks in non-conference action.