MARIETA, Ga. - 12/3/2010 - The No. 10 Union (Tenn.) University men’s basketball team posted a 107-94 win over No. 21 Life (Ga.) University. Union won their fourth straight to move to 7-3 on the season, while Life dropped to 5-6 on the season. Life won the earlier meeting at Union 63-61 on a pair of free throw with point-four seconds left in the game.
Union shot 62 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the arc in the win.
Life scored first on a three pointer from PJ Meyers, answered immediately by a three pointer from Union’s Antoine Hall. It was the first of six three pointers on the night for Hall, on his way to a career high 30 points. Union extended their lead to 11-3 thanks to the 11-0 run.
Life rallied to cut the deficit to 15-12, and then later in the half, pulled as close at 29-28 with 5:39. Union stretched their lead back out to 11 points, 50-39 at the half.
In the second half, Union kept the lead in double figures for the majority of the half. With 11:05 left to play, Life had pulled to within eight points, 74-66. But another three pointer from Hall pushed Union back to a double-digit lead. Union led by as many as 17 points late before taking the 107-94 final.
Union was led by Hall’s 30 points, including 6-of-13 from behind the arc. Skyler Vaden added 22 points, while Stan McNeil scored 15 points and CJ Davis added 13 points. Shane Burrell recorded his third double-double in the past four games with 12 points and 14 rebounds. It is the fourth straight game for Burrell to have double figures in rebounds. Union shot 63 percent from the field, 50 percent (11-22) from behind the arc and 69 percent (22-32) from the free throw line.
Life was led by PJ Meyers with 26 points. Tony Reese added 19 points, Mico Sjekloca scored 18 points and James Hooper added 12 points. Life shot 47 percent from the field, 40 percent (10-25) from three-point range and 75 percent (12-16) from the charity stripe.
Up next for Union will be a road game in Atlanta versus Carver Bible College on Saturday, Dec. 4.
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