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Union Men Rally in Second Half for 19-point Victory

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/23/2004 - The Union University Bulldogs rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to defeat William Carey College (Miss.) 71-52. Union improves to 5-2 on the season, while William Carey falls to 2-3 overall.

Union shot just 27% from the field in the first half, including just 29% (5-18) from behind the arc. Those percentage improved greatly in the second half as Union managed 54% from the field and 44% (4-of-9) from three point range. William Carey outrebounded Union 43 to 36, however Union won the turnover battle as they committed just 10 to William Carey's 20 in the game.

Union trailed 27-24 at the break but outscored William Carey 47-25 in the second half. Union led by as many as 22 points in the game. Corey Burkett bounced back from his worst point output of the season (three vs. McKendree) to lead all scorers with 19 points, including five three pointers. Cortney Jones, of Newbern, scored 16 for Union on 3-of-5 shooting from behind the arc and Bruno Martinessi added 10 points for Union. Michael Palmer led the Bulldogs with nine rebounds.

William Carey was led by Renaldo Dorsey with 11 points and Jeremy Irby with 10 points. Rudy Bell tallied 13 rebounds in the game.

Up next for Union will be the Bulldog Thanksgiving Classic on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27. Friday's game include Freed-Hardeman versus McKendree at 6:00 pm followed by Union versus McKendree at 8:00 pm. On Saturday, Freed-Hardeman will play McKendree at 2:00 pm and Union will play Faulkner at 4:00 pm.

Steven Aldridge
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