The University of North Alabama men’s and women’s cross country teams each had rough outings Saturday at the NCAA South Region Championships at Sharon Johnston Park in Huntsville. The men’s team finished 13th while the UNA women were 15th on the day.
North Alabama went more than 10 minutes without a field goal in the first half and never recovered during a 78-53 road loss to Ouachita Baptist Friday evening at Bill Vining Area on the OBU campus. The University of North Alabama men’s basketball team built a 12-point second-half lead then, held off a Ouachita Baptist rally in the closing minutes to post a 69-62 road win.
Niala Harris scored 31 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the University of North Alabama women’s basketball team to a 80-63 season-opening win over Henderson State Thursday on the road. The senior from Chattanooga, Tenn., was 11-of-14 from the floor and added nine defensive and two offensive rebounds to complete the double-double.