UNA women basketball prepare for tournament

Senior guard Dana Jackson shoots a layup during a game earlier this season. Her and the Lions go into the tourney after a huge win against rival UAH.

The North Alabama Lions basketball team traveled to the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville to take on the Lady Chargers Feb. 25, winning 81-77.

The Lions gave UAH its first home loss of the season, pushing their home record to 12-1, 21-5 on the year. The Lions moved to 14-12, and 5-9 in conference play. Head Coach Terry Fowler said the execution of the offense and winning the rebounding edge played key roles in securing the win.

“I thought the kids really executed the game plan; we had time to prepare, and we came in ready to play,” Fowler said. “We knew something had to give, and we played from start to finish.”

UNA men and women basketball teams will travel to Niceville, Fla. for the GSC tournament this week.

The women will be playing March 1, while the men will play March 2 in the arena on the campus of the Northwest Florida State college.

UNA women will play Valdosta State at 7:30 p.m, with the men tipping off on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Look for game coverage online at www.florala.net.