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No. 1 Union Ladies post win at No. 23 Martin Methodist

JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/15/2009 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs moved to 4-0 in the TranSouth Conference with an 85-46 at Martin Methodist (Tenn.) College. No. 1 Union goes to 16-1 on the season, while No. 23 Martin Methodist dropped to 13-3 overall and 3-3 in the TranSouth.

Union led 34-23 at the half after a slow start, but posted 51 second half points to run away with the conference win.

Union was led by Josphine Owino with 28 points. Kaitlin Dudley added 15 points, 13 coming in the second half. Lavanda Ross and Zeinab Chan added 10 points each. Union shot 49-percent from the field, 25-percent (3-12) from three point range, and 73-percent (24-33) from the free throw line.

The three made three pointers was the lowest total for a game this season for Union. Union's 25-percent shooting from behind the arc was the second lowest, only to the 20-percent (4-20) shooting in the loss at Lee (Tenn.) University.

Martin Methodist was led by T'Qwana Pendergrast with 11 points. Martin Methodist shot 30-percent from the field, 16-percent (4-25) from behind the arc, and 43-percent (6-14) from the free throw line.

Union outrebounded Martin Methodist 41-28, including 15-14 on the offensive glass.

Up next for Union will be an NAIA Top-10 match-up with No. 6 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University. The game will be Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2:00 pm at Union's Fred DeLay Gymnasium.


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