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No. 2 Union one step closer to regular season banner with 88-52 win


Shelby Ashcraft

MAYFIELD, Ky. - 2/16/2012 - The No. 2 Union University women’s basketball team posted an 88-52 win at Mid-Continent (Ky.) University. Union improved to 26-2 on the season and 13-1 in the TranSouth. Mid-Continent dropped to 8-18 overall and 3-10 in league play.

This was the 10th straight win for Union. Union has a one game lead in the conference standings with two games left in the regular season.

Union ran out to a 54-20 lead at the half and never looked back. The nation’s No. 1 3-point shooting team sank nine three pointers in the game (34%). Union outrebounded Mid-Continent 42-34. The turnovers were plenteous as both teams combined for 56 turnovers (Union 22, Mid-Continent 34).

Union was led by Lavanda Ross with 23 points. This was the 101st time that Ross as posted double-figures in her career. She also has now passed 1,800 points in her career. Shelby Ashcraft added 17 points, Paige Parker scored 14 points, and Mildred Olumasi scored 12 points. Union shot 48 percent from the field, 34 percent (9-26) from behind the arc, and 59 percent (13-22) from the free throw line.

Mid-Continent was led by Stephanie Malone with 20 points and Shanice Martin with 11 points. The Lady Cougars shot 37 percent from the field, 18 percent (2-11) from long range, and 61 percent (14-23) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be the final regular season home game Saturday, February 18 versus Blue Mountain (Miss.). This will be senior night for Union.

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