HUNTSVILLE, Ala. | The Stillman College Tigers' magical season continued Saturday night with a 85-79 victory over the University of West Georgia Wolves in the quarterfinal of the NCAA South Region tournament.
The win moves Stillman into the semifinal game where the Tigers will take on the top-seed and host University of Alabama in Huntsville on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. in Spragins Hall on the UAH campus.
Stillman (27-5) shot 50.9 percent from the floor (27-for-53) and was led by senior guard Rodnerius Lewis and junior forward Ronald Singleton. Lewis finished the game with 27 points on 7-of-14 shooting. Singleton went for 25 points and nine rebounds and was 9-of-15 from the field.
Despite going over nine minutes in the second half without a field goal, Stillman maintained the lead for all but 1:41 of the game. The Tigers success was largely due to their ability to take advantage from the charity stripe. Stillman finished the game 27-for-38 (71.1 %) from the free throw line while West Georgia was just 13-for-36 (36.1 %).
The Wolves came into the game averaging just under nine 3-pointers per contest. The Tigers' defense held West Georgia to 2-of-14 from outside the arc.
West Georgia (22-9) was led by Jovany Austin and Deontre Brown who scored 17 points each for the Wolves.
UAH defeated Saint Leo 98-81 in their quarterfinal matchup. Stillman and UAH met early in the regular season, with the Chargers winning 93-78.