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No. 1 Union sets record, doubles up Mid-Continent 102-51

MAYFIELD, Ky. - 1/24/2009 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA for the eighteenth straight ranking, doubled up Mid-Continent (Ky.) University 102-51. In the process, Union shot .709 from the field, which set a new school record. Union, the NAIA's No. 1 ranked field goal shooting team, broke the old record of .688 shot versus Lindenwood (Mo.) back in 1995.

Union also shot 62-percent from three point range. Union’s 13 made three pointers match their second best output of the season, only behind the 14 made three pointers in a win at Vanugard (Calif.) earlier this season.

Union (19-1, 7-0) led 56-22 at the half. The Lady Bulldogs held a 25-15 lead with 8:43 left, but outscored Mid-Continent 31-7 over the remainder of the half to pull away.

In the second half, Union continued to add to their lead, outscoring the Cougars 46-29 in the final 20 minutes.

Union was led by Kaitlin Dudley with 19 points, including 3-of-3 from behind the arc. Lavanda Ross added 18 points, Josephine Owino scored 15 points, and Christina Ray posted 10 points. All but one Union player scored in the game. Union shot 71-percent from the field, 62-percent (13-21) from behind the arc, and 58-percent (11-19) from the free throw line.

Mid-Continent was led by Nicki Dewitt with 14 points, including three 3-pointers. The Cougars shot 40-percent from the field, 25-percent (4-16) from behind the arc, and 56-percent (5-9) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be Thursday, January 29 at Bethel (Tenn.) College at 6:00 pm. This will be the second in a five-game road stretch for Union.


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