Four players score in double figures in No. 4 Alabama-Huntsville victory
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Four players scored in double figures for the nation's fourth-ranked team as Alabama-Huntsville wrapped up a 76-61 victory against Albany State at the West Florida Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday. The Chargers move to 4-1 with the win.
UAH used a long-range assault to pick up the victory as the team went 14-for-26 from beyond the arc, with the 3-pointers accounting for more than half of the team's 26 made field goals. Jaime Smith paced the team with three made 3-pointers, while five others -- Xavier Baldwin, Ronnie Mack, Wayne Dedrick, Andrew Donovan and Garrett Cosgrove -- each recorded a pair of shots from downtown.
Baldwin led UAH in scoring with 15 points, while Smith recorded 13 and Dedrick notched 12. Zane Campbell rounded out the Chargers in double figures as he tallied 10.
The Chargers never trailed in the contest, leading by as many as 12 points in the first half on the way to holding a 31-25 advantage at the break. Albany State trimmed the deficit to 38-37 four minutes into the second period, but a Mack 3-pointer stopped the swing and allowed the Blue and White to push back out to a 12-point lead at 54-42 with 11:40 remaining.
The Rams would close the gap to just five at 59-54 at the 7:12 mark, but UAH ended the game on a 17-7 run to pick up the comfortable victory.
Shooting 26-for-48 for a field goal percentage of 54.2 percent, UAH limited Albany State to a shooting mark of just 38.5 percent. Led by Conner Blasi's seven rebounds, the Chargers also won the battle on the glass by a 35-29 margin.
The deep UAH bench proved to be a significant difference in the contest as it outscored ASU's reserves 26-8.
James Lodman led Albany State with 17 points.