Hawks 12-4 (GSC 6-2) vs. Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 13-3 (GSC 6-2)
Saturday January 26 • 4 pm • Winthrop-King Centre
By Daniel Bannach
ROME -- The Hawks have been on a roll as of late, winning five in a row – all versus Gulf South Conference opponents. The Hawks have a sixth straight victory in sight; they must first out-charge University of Alabama-Huntsville from the Winthrop-King Centre Saturday afternoon.
The Hawks and UAH Chargers are atop of the standings in the GSC as they enter Saturday's game. The Chargers are at the top of the GSC, ranked No. 13 nationally, but look to rebound Saturday after losing the past two weekends - against Delta State and North Alabama. The Chargers average 75 points per game, while showing the ability to hold their opponents to 66. They lead the conference in making shots at the free throw line (75 percent), 3-point field goal percentage (41 percent), and shooting percentage overall (49 percent). Jaime Smith is third in the GSC scoring with 17.9 points per game, and leads the conference in assists with 4.88 per game. Ronnie Mack and Zane Cambell, a pair that hit at least 50 percent of their shots; Mack has made 55 percent of his 3-pointers this season.
Head Coach Chad Warner leads the Hawks into Saturday's game with equally impressive numbers, statistics and victories as UAH this season. Anthony Banks has used this winning streak momentum to find rhythm. Banks has averaged 19 points per outing, leading the Hawks in scoring since the streak began. The Hawks have a strong defense and the Chargers have lost a majority of the rebounds fought for offense in the paint; Shorter has used an edge of over six rebounds a game over the opponent to control the scoring.
Alabama-Huntsville is the lone remaining GSC program the Hawks have yet to face this season, with Shorter boasting a 6-2 conference record – with a five point loss at West Georgia and a one point loss at West Florida as the only blemishes thus far.
Fans unable to make the game can follow the live stats by clicking on this link. Fans can also catch all the live action by tuning into 95.7 WATG-FM The Ridge or by accessing the audio link located on the men's basketball schedule.
Shorter University is urging fans to "White Out" the game this Saturday by coming dressed in their favorite white Hawks gear.