JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/20/2009 - The No. 1 ranked Union University Lady Bulldogs made 14 first half three pointers as they cruised to a 95-78 win over The Master’s (Calif.) College on Friday night of the Rotary Classic. Junior guard Kayla Hudson sank six-of-ten three pointers, finishing with a game-high 18 points.
Union moved to 6-0 on the season, while The Master’s dropped to 2-2.
Union started the game by making their first seven three pointers, jumping out to the 19-point halftime lead, 59-40. Union was 14-of-20 from long range in the first half for 70 percent.
In the second half, Union pushed their lead to as many as 25 points with the latest coming 77-52 at the 10:54 mark. Union cruised down the stretch to the 95-78 final. Union added just 1-of-6 three pointers in the second half.
Hudson’s 18 points led the way for Union. Kaitlin Dudley added 17 points, including three-of-seven shooting from behind the arc. Lavanda Ross poured in 16 points, while Jessica Graves used three 3-pointers to help her reach 11 points in the game. Sara Chan added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Union shot 49 percent from the field, 58 percent (15-26) from behind the arc and just 58 percent (14-24) from the free throw line.
The Master’s was led by Jenna Reed with 18 points, while Lena Rivera and Morgan Schwegler each added 13 points. Annie Gillespie scored 11 points. The Master’s shot 46 percent from the field, 40 percent (8-20) from behind the arc and 69 percent (20-29) from the free throw line.
Up next for Union will be the final game of the Rotary Classic on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. when Union hosts No. 25 Biola (Calif.).
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