Miles, Hill Score 21 Points Each in 51-Point Victory Over Southeastern Baptist

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – Kavan Hill and Kortrijk Miles scored 21 points each to give the West Alabama men’s basketball team a decisive 84-33 victory over Southeastern Baptist Friday evening.

Robert Davis and Brice Martin followed with nine points each, while Calvin Finch and Shardarrion Allen added seven and six.

The offensive leaders of the night were just a couple of rebounds short of double-doubles, with Miles leading the Tigers with nine boards and Hill responsible for eight. Hill also tied CJ Melton with a game-high of three steals.

Davis had a great night defensively. The senior guard had a career-high three blocks against the Chargers with two steals.

As a team, West Alabama made 30 of 64 shots (46.9%) from the floor, including 6 of 18 (33.3%) in three-point range. The Tigers also made 18 of 28 shots (64.3%) at the line.

UWA’s defense held strong throughout the night to limit the Chargers scoring. SBC attempted 52 shots from the floor and landed 13 (25.0%), including just one on 18 attempts (5.6%) beyond the arc. At the line, the team made 6 of 12 (50.0%).

Despite not winning the tipoff, West Alabama quickly grabbed possession of the ball after an early Southeastern Baptist turnover and a steal by Melton. Tigers made immediate work of the Chargers miscue, with Miles scoring the game’s first two points with just seconds off the clock.

The Dallas, Texas native continued to drop shots for the Tigers, collecting the first ten points for UWA while the defense allowed SBC only three points in the opening three minutes of the competition.

Eventually, Southeastern Baptist found its footing to cut the West Alabama lead to 14-12 with just over 10 minutes left in the first half.

Kavan Hill caught fire in the second half of the first period, allowing the Tigers to put more distance between them and SBC on the board. Hill was responsible for 21 of the Tigers remaining 32 points before half-time.

SBC could not keep up with the UWA, scoring only five more points in the remaining minute of the first half. The Tigers entered the break ahead of the Chargers 46-17.

Coming back from the half, the Tigers continued to dominate Southeastern Baptist. The Chargers added six points in the first four minutes of the period while holding UWA to three.

The slight advantage did not last long as West Alabama outscored SBC 24-1 to lead 71-24 with just seven minutes left to play.

The Chargers attempted to rally back but only scored nine points before time ran out, and the Tigers took the game 84-33.

West Alabama returns to action on Tuesday, Nov 23, when it hosts LaGrange College. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. inside of Pruitt Hall Gymnasium.

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