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February 8, 2013

Smith’s three lifts Lady Blazers with 1 second left

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  Kamyia Smith hit a three-pointer, one of 13 made by Valdosta State on the night, with a second to go to lead the Lady Blazers to a 67-65 win over Alabama-Huntsville in Gulf South Conference women's basketball action Thursday evening.

 With the win, Valdosta State improved to 12-8 overall and 4-7 in GSC play while Alabama-Huntsville fell to 9-13 and 6-6 in league play.

The early minutes of the game were back and forth as there were two ties and four lead changes in the first five minutes of action. Valdosta State eventually grabbed control of the half as it used a 12-0 run to grab the lead.

All of the points in the run came on three-pointers, as Brittney Nelson hit a trifecta to open the spurt before Courtney Sprague added one on VSU's next possession. Jasmine Mapp and Kourtnee Williams also hit from beyond the arc, with Williams three-pointer giving VSU an 18-8 run with 12:01 to play in the half.

 Alabama-Huntsville scored the next six points to get back to within four points, but the Lady Blazer bombardment from outside continued as VSU's next three baskets were also three-pointers. In all, Valdosta State made nine first half trifectas.

 The Valdosta State lead grew to as much as 40-29 on a Williams three-point play with 2:10 to play in the half before settling at 42-33 at the halftime intermission.

 The Lady Chargers closed to within three points early in the second half as they scored 16 of the first 25 points of the frame. VSU made just three of its 10 shots during the run, including a three-pointer by Mapp. Meanwhile, UAH made six of its 14 attempts, including two three-point plays, to get within 51-49 with 11:57 to play.

 The Lady Blazers answered the run with an 8-2 spurt of its own, including two more three-pointers, only to go the next eight minutes without a field goal. Alabama-Huntsville once again got to within two points before going through its own scoring drought as it went three minutes without scoring. The Lady Chargers eventually tied the game at 60-60 as Jasmine Hammon made two out of four free throws on trips to the free throw line on consecutive possessions.

 Brooke Satterfield gave VSU the lead once again with a pair of free throws and, after a Natalie Kelley basket for Alabama-Huntsville, Nelson added a put-back bucket for Valdosta State. UAH scored the next three points of the game, the last coming on a Jordan Smith free throw with 12 second remaining to set up the Smith three-pointer.

 Nelson, who hit four three-pointers, led Valdosta State with 20 points and seven rebounds while Williams scored 13, including nine on trifectas. Mapp poured in 12 and Satterfield 10. VSU made 22-of-51 shots, including 13-of-21 three-pointers, to shoot 43.1 percent in the game.

 Hammon led the Lady Chargers with 17 points while Smith poured in 13 and Kelley 11. UAH shot 40.0 percent as it made 22-of-55 field goals and owned a 34-32 advantage in rebounding.

 The Lady Blazers return to action Saturday at 2 p.m. when they face Shorter.

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