FLORENCE — Mekena Randle scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead the University of North Alabama women’s basketball team to a 65-48 home win over Stillman on Monday at Flowers Hall.
With the victory, the Lions improve to 4-2 on the season.
UNA forced 26 turnovers on the night, including five steals from Randle. The junior from Madison was also 7-of-13 from the floor and added four assists.
The Lions converted the Stillman turnovers into 21 points. The Tigers (0-3) shot 29 percent from the floor in the first half as UNA took a 27-16 lead.
In the second half, 12 different players saw playing time as the Lions pulled away down the stretch. Lauren Faris added 11 points while Nichelle Fillmore pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.
Floresa Wilson led Stillman with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers.
UNA plays Nov. 26 against Lane.
Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. at Flowers Hall.
Lexington 54, Falkville 27: Ricky Bryan won in his return to coaching as Lexington doubled up Falkville.
The Golden Bears jumped in front 12-4 after the first quarter to win their season opener. Wade McNutt led the way with 20 points and Jake Rogers added 18. Canaan Smith paced Falkville with 12 points.
Tharptown 48, Shoals Christian 42: Kelby Hallmark and Riley Nolen combined for 34 points as Tharptown edged Shoals Christian.
Halllmark had a game-high 19 points and Nolen added 15, and Tharptown used a 15-8 run in the third quarter to take the lead.
Lawrence County (Tenn.) 84, Wayne County 51: Heath Mansfield scored a game-high 30 points as Lawrence County opened its season with a win over Wayne County.
Cody Long added 15 points in the win as Lawrence County led 52-31 at the half.
Jaylen Bevis topped Wayne County (2-1) with 14 points and Zack Risner chipped in with 12.
Waterloo 49, Frank Hughes (Tenn.) 46, OT: Waterloo made six free throws in the overtime period, while Frank Hughes was 0-for-5 from the line, including missing all three after being fouled on a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds.
Wayne Darby led all scorers with 27 points for the Cougars (2-1). Tyler Whipple added 14.
Matt Lineberry (16) Renan Souza (10) and Evan Brasher (10) scored in double digits for Frank Hughes. Souza sank the tying basket with 20 seconds left in regulation and Waterloo missed a game-winning shot at the buzzer.
Lexington 49, Falkville 30: Lexington opened its season with an easy win, knocking off previously unbeaten Falkville.
Savannah Stults led the Golden Bears with 15 points.
Lexington pulled in front 17-8 after the first quarter.
Tharptown 47, Shoals Christian 25: Kamri Sears scored a game-high 19 points to spark Tharptown past Shoals Christian.
The Wildcats (1-1) opened an early 15-6 lead and never trailed.
Jessica Wilson added 10 points in the win.
Lacey Lindley scored 13 points to pace Shoals Christian.
Lawrence County (Tenn.) 69, Wayne County 44: Abby Clayton (15), Kaylie Pope (13) and Kelsey Adkins (10) combined for 38 points as Lawrence County stopped Wayne County.
Lawrence County pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring Wayne County 15-2.
Morgan Ann Mathis led Wayne County with 10 points.
Frank Hughes 72, Waterloo 24: A 23-4 run in the second quarter helped Frank Hughes down Waterloo.
Bella Owens scored 14 points to lead Frank Hughes. Bailee Atkinson’s eight points paced Waterloo (1-2).
Loretto 64, Fayetteville 52: Rachel Burden scored a game-high 21 points, as Loretto improved to 3-0.
Sabrie Sirmones added 16 points, Kayla Wallace 13 and Ashley Johns 10 for the Mustangs, who led 38-23 at halftime.
Paeschence Thompson’s 16 points paced Fayetteville.