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Men's Basketball - Thu. Jan. 24, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. ---- Nine different Auburn Montgomery players scored, led by a game-high 12 points by sophomore Quay Davis, as the Warhawks earned a critical Southern States Athletic Conference road victory over Mobile, 57-50, Thursday at Pharr Arena.

With the win, the Warhawks improved to 7-9 on the season and 6-4 in league play. The Rams fell to 11-8 overall and 5-6 in conference games.

"We played pretty steady defensively," head coach Larry Chapman. "Tonight was a very physical game and our boys really played hard and put it on the line. I was proud of everyone involved. This was a complete team victory."

Davis was joined in double figures by senior Michael Acoff, who added 11 points in the victory. Junior Reshad Bickham chipped in nine points, while freshman Tristen Harrell finished with eight. Davis finished with a game-best six assists and junior LaRel Jackson pulled down a team-leading six rebounds. Bickham, Harrell and sophomore Michael Willis each grabbed five boards.

The Warhawks fell behind early in the contest, trailing 14-6 following a three-point play by Cody Scott with 11:53 remaining in the half. However, AUM answered with an 11-3 spurt to tie the score at 17 on a trey by Harrell. The run was part of an 18-3 run to close the half, as the Warhawks held a 24-17 lead at the intermission.

In the second half, AUM extended its lead to as many as 13 points, 47-34, following a free throw by Bickham with 6:31 remaining. The Rams could only trim the margin to six points with 27 seconds to play before a Bickham free throw provided the final margin.

For the game, AUM converted 41.7 percent of its shots from the floor, including 5-of-9 from behind the arc. The Warhawks also held a 36-27 advantage in rebounds, but committed 22 turnovers, leading to 25 points for Mobile.

Chris Richardson led the Rams with 11 points, while Julien Sargent added eight points.

AUM will return to action Saturday, Jan. 26, when it hosts William Carey in a doubleheader, beginning at 2 p.m. In addition to the two games, AUM will welcome the Auburn Pep Band for its annual visit and will also celebrate Curtiss the Warhawk's first birthday party with cupcakes between games.