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William Carey University (Miss.) vs. Bulldog Basketball
Sat, November 29, 2003 4:00 p.m. Union
Union Result: W 108-84
Bulldog Thanksgiving Classic
Union University's Chima Abakwue was the star yet again for the Bulldogs as he tallied 23 first half points on his way to a 29 point night to help lead Union to a 108-84 win over William Carey College. Abakwue was 5-of-11 from behind the arc, including 5-of-7 in the first half. In the game, Union shot 60% from the field and 35% (8-23) from behind the arc. However, it was their first half shooting that helped build the lead. In the first half, Union shot 67% from the field and 55% from three point land going 6-for-11.
Union trailed William Carey by as many as six points early in the first half but rallied to lead by 12 at the break. In the second half, Union extend the lead with the help of a 18-8 run to start the second half. Union's biggest lead of 32 points came at he 7:17 mark when Bruno Martinessi layup gave the Bulldogs a 100-68 lead.
Ben Frederick for the Bulldogs added 21 points while Michael Palmer and Pierry Valmera each tallied 15 points. Union led 57-45 at the half.
For William Carey, Lional Turner led the way with 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting from three point land. Corey McKinley added 18 points, Braxton Robbins scored 12, and Marquez Moultrie scored 10 points.