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Union edges Oklahoma City to move into Tuesday's NAIA title game

Lavanda Ross grabs a rebound in Union's 63-61 semifinal win Monday. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
Lavanda Ross grabs a rebound in Union's 63-61 semifinal win Monday. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

JACKSON, Tenn.March 22, 2010 – Kaitlin Dudley became Union’s all-time leading scorer as the Lady Bulldogs slipped past Oklahoma City 63-61 Monday night in the semifinals of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship at Oman Arena in Jackson.

Union, 35-2 on the season, will Azusa Pacific in the title game Tuesday at 9 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs are looking for their fifth NAIA championship and their fourth in the past six years.

Dudley needed 15 points to surpass Sandra Fitzgerald, a 1979 Union graduate, as the Lady Bulldogs’ top scorer. She ended up with 21 points total, 16 in the second half, as Union came from a seven-point halftime deficit. Zeinab Chan led the Lady Bulldogs with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Her performance gave Dudley a career total of 2,378 points.

A limited number of tickets for the championship game will be available at Union Station for Union students, faculty and staff at a discounted price of $5 each.

Tonight's game will be televised live on the CBS College Sports Network.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

Union University Alert

Union University Announcement for March 5

Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day and evening classes canceled.

The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.

Nathan Shoemaker's junior recital has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Hartley Recital Hall.

Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for continuous service.

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