UAFS Stays Hot As Lions Win Seventh Straight

Posted on: 7:52 pm, January 25, 2014, by

The UA-Fort Smith Lions dropped their first two Heartland Conference games before the calendar rolled over to 2014.

Since that point Josh Newman’s team has been on a roll.

UAFS rallied from a second half deficit and posted a 77-72 win against St. Edward’s to win their seventh straight. The Lions move back into a tie with Texas A&M-International for the conference lead.

Jake Toupal led the way with 21 points on 6-of-15 shooting while three other Lions added 10 points each. James Stukes led the way for St. Edward’s with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

UAFS (14-3, 7-2) shot 50 percent in the second half and hit 14-of-19 free throws to pull away late. Kenny Martin, Seth Youngblood and Miha Glavas all finished with 10 points in the win.