see url by Chris Skewes, Staff Writer The UWF men’s basketball team faced off against the University of West Alabama in the Field House Thursday night, dropping a close game to the GSC-leading Tigers 77-75. Looking for revenge from the last time the two teams met, UWF was eager to play. Early on, the Argos (8-13, 4-9 GSC) seemed to be in control of the game. Forward Jarrett Henderson landed a pair of 3-pointers to help UWF get to an 8-2 lead within minutes.

go Defensively the Argos shut down everything the Tigers (15-5, 10-3 GSC) were trying to do in the paint. However, 3-point shots were the difference maker.

discount propecia london In just the first half, West Alabama made 46.2 percent of their 3-pointers and 58.3 percent of their shots from the field. In comparison, UWF made 42.9 percent of their 3-pointers and 41.4 percent of their field goals.

see At the end of the first half, West Alabama led 38-35, but no team truly had an advantage. At the beginning of the second half, the Tigers ran a more up-tempo offense that caught UWF off guard. Focused more on passing and fast breaks, West Alabama would find themselves with a nine-point lead on the Argos with 16:39 on the clock.

follow url However, the Argos would answer.

UWF started to play more physically with the Tigers and forced multiple turnovers and missed shots. After a steal and an and-one play made by senior point guard Rashaan Benson, the score was tied at 62 with 6:38 left on the clock.

West Alabama would continue to play competitively and go on and score 10 more points to push the score to 72-65 with less than four minutes left.

With 1:25 left in the game, senior forward Henri Ventoniemi got fouled and was sent to the free-throw line, making both shots and bringing the Argos within two points at 74-72.  

West Alabama would score four more points and then take a timeout with 57:5 left in the game. UWF would respond by playing full court press coverage and forcing more missed shots.

At the 33-second time stamp on the clock, junior wing Maxwell Benoit was fouled at the 3-point line. With the entire crowd in the bleachers cheering him on, Benoit would make all three free-throws and leave the game within a one-point margin at 76-75.

With 14 seconds left in the game, Benoit fouled West Alabama’s Darron Johnson and sent him to the line. Johnson missed his first shot but would make his second one, leaving UWF with a two-point deficit and enough time on the clock for one more possession.

With the ball and time ticking down, the Argos would attempt one last 3-point shot to win the game with Benson. However, the attempt was no good and the Tigers would win the competition.

Josh Fleming led West Alabama with 20 points, five assists and one steal. Jarret Henderson was the leading scorer for UWF with a career high of 28 points, two assists and one steal.

“It was a tough win, we didn’t play as good as we should have that first half,” said Tyrus Grayson, junior forward for West Alabama. “This win means a lot for us. We want to get to the tournament and win as bad as any other team.”

The next game for West Alabama will be against the Montevallo Falcons as an away game Saturday at 4 p.m.

“We played hard tonight, just couldn’t hit that last shot,” Benson said. “Wish I had one more chance, but (it’s) time to move on and move forward.”

UWF’s next game will be an away game at Auburn-Montgomery on Mondayat 7:30 p.m. The next home basketball game will be against Delta State on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

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