HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- In Huntsville, Ala., Valdosta State's men lost in triple overtime, 77-76, to Alabama-Huntsville Saturday night. John Prise led the Blazers with 22 points.

More on the men's game in Monday's paper.

In the women's game, Alabama-Huntsville used three 3-pointers early in the second half, and held off Valdosta State's late rally to win, 64-52, in the Gulf South East Division game here Saturday.

The win gave the Lady Chargers (16-7, 10-3) a half-game lead in the Gulf South East over North Alabama (9-3). Valdosta State (12-10, 7-5) remained in fourth place, but just one-half game ahead of idle West Florida (7-6) and West Georgia (7-6), a 55-49 winner over Montevallo Saturday night.

VSU led 27-24 at intermission, and extended the lead to 29-24 on two Traci Newton free throws.

But 3-pointers by Katie Caldwell and Lindsey Schlosser (two) gave UAH a 33-29 lead with 15:29 left.

It never trailed again, though VSU got it back to within five (53-48) with 6:09 left. A missed free throw and a turnover later, and UAH retook control with two baskets.

Newton led VSU with 14 points.



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