No. 12 Freed-Hardeman remained at the top of the TranSouth Conference with their 84-69 win over Union. Union falls to 11-11 overall and 1-6 in the TranSouth, while Freed-Hardeman improves to 19-4 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
The Lions jumped out early on the Bulldogs and never trailed in the game. Freed-Hardeman shot an amazing 73% (16-22) from the field in the first half and took a 44-28 lead at halftime. The second half was more of the same as the Lions made shots all afternoon on Union's top ranked defense in the league. Freed-Hardeman shot 65% from the field in the game and 42% (5-12) from behind the arc. In the second half, Free-Hardeman led by as many as 22 points. Union shot 42% from the field and 40% (10-25) from behind the arc.
Leading the charge for Freed-Hardeman was four players with double figures. Jamie Norsworthy ledwith a game-high 19 points. Wes Miller scored 17, Nathan Aaron added 15, and Tomas Oresansky tallied 12. Oresanskey seven rebounds led the Lions. Union was also led with four players in double-figures as senior guard Michael Katrosh poured in 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from behind the arc. Derrick Underwood and Chima Abakuwe added 11 points each and Bruno Martinessi tallied 10.
Union plays next Monday at Trevecca Nazarene in Nashville, Tenn. Gametime is 8:00 p.m.