JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/28/2010 - The No. 1 Union (Tenn.) University women’s basketball team cruised to a 98-71 win over No. 13 Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University on Thursday. With the win, Union extended their home court winning streak to 54 games, their regular season conference streak to 43 games, and their overall winning streak to 14 games.
Union (21-1, 8-0) takes over sole possession of first place in the TranSouth Conference standings at the midway point of the conference season.
Union scored the first four points of the game, both baskets coming from sophomore Jackson native, Lavanda Ross. Trevecca Nazarene (14-5, 6-1) answered with a basket from Paige McFarlin to cut the deficit down to two points. That would be as close as the Trojans would get on this night as Union scored the next six points to go up 10-2 after just over two minutes of play.
Trevecca Nazarene kept the game close and with 9:52 left, had cut Union’s lead down to five points, 24-19. But a 16-3 run, including two of Katlin Dudley’s five first half three pointers, put Union up 40-22 with 5:05 remaining in the half. Union held a 51-35 advantage at the half.
Dudley led all scorers with 28 points in the game, including 21 in the first half.
In the second half, Union continued to stretch their lead. Union pushed their lead to as many as 29 points, 88-59, with 5:10 left. Union cruised to a 98-71 final.
Union was led by Dudley with 28 points, including 6-of-8 from behind the arc. Lavanda Ross and Sara Chan each added 19 points, while Kayla Hudson scored 14 points. Hudson is just three points shy of her 1,000 career point. Union shot 62 percent from the field, 50 percent (12-24) from the beyond the arc, and 80 percent (8-10) from the free-throw line.
Trevecca Nazarene was led by K.C. Van Atta and Abby Lawson with 14 points each. London Elie added 13 points. The Trojans shot 44 percent from the field, 33 percent (9-27) from 3-point range, and 68 percent (12-18) from the free-throw line.
Union will be off until next Thursday, February 4 when Union travels to Bethel (Tenn.) for a 6:00 p.m. game. Union defeated Bethel 70-68 in the earlier meeting at Union.
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