JACKSON, Tenn. - 2/17/2005 - The No. 13 ranked Union University Bulldogs extended their winning streak to seven games with a 75-64 win over Lyon College on Thursday. Union now prepares to step out of conference play as they welcome in the No. 1 team in the NAIA, Mountain State University (W. Va.), on Saturday at 4:00 pm. With this win, Union improved to 19-7 overall and a league best 6-1 conference record. Lyon fell to 12-9 overall and 3-4 in conference play.
Union posted good shooting numbers in the first half including 46% from the field and 50% (5-of-10) from behind the arc. Union didn't attempt a free-throw in the first. However, even with the good shooting, Union managed only a 31-26 halftime lead. Union came out in the second half and led by as many as 16 points in the second half before coming away with a 75-64 win. Union ended up shooting 51% for the game, including 47% (9-of-19) from behind the arc. Union was led by Ben Frederick and Marcus Cooper with 17 points each. Corey Burkett added 14 points, Bruno Martinessi tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Pierry Valmera scored 10 points. Lyon was led by Dalun Smith with 27 points.
Union will host No. 1 ranked Mountain State on Saturday at 4:00 pm.
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