Stafford lifts North Alabama over Kennesaw State 76-61
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kendall Stafford had a season-high 21 points plus 10 rebounds as North Alabama got past Kennesaw State 76-61 on Wednesday night.
Jamari Blackmon had 18 points for North Alabama (9-19, 6-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), which broke its five-game losing streak. Kendarius Smith added eight assists. Emanuel Littles had nine rebounds for the road team.
Bobby Parker was held to 3 points despite coming into the contest as the Owls' second leading scorer at 10 points per game. He failed to make a shot from behind the arc (0 of 4).
The Lions improve to 2-0 against the Owls for the season. North Alabama defeated Kennesaw State 76-71 on Jan. 24. North Alabama faces Stetson on the road on Saturday. Kennesaw State plays Florida Gulf Coast on the road on Saturday.