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Union Continues Unbeaten Season with Win Over No. 5 Master's

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/18/2005 - The NAIA No. 4 Union University Lady Bulldogs remained unbeaton on the season at 5-0 with a 79-67 win over No. 5 The Master's College (Calif.) in the second night of the 12th Annual Rotary Classic. The Master's record now falls to 1-1 on the season.

Union showed a great sign as they won a game in which they shot under 50 percent from the field and just 28 pecent from three point range. A vast difference from the win just one night earlier as they set a record with 18 threes. Both Union and The Master's struggled from the field as both teams were under 25 percent from the field in a 7-7 game at the 11-minute mark of the first half. Union finally was able to stretch the lead to 13 (30-17) points in the first half, with the help of back-to-back three pointers by sophomore Crystal Eason. However, a very aggressive Master's team went on a 10-0 run to cut the lead to just three (30-27). Union scored the next for points to take a 34-27 advangage at the half.

In the second half, Union never trailed at they led by as many as 17 points (77-60) with 1:51 left in the game. Union shot 32-69 (46 percent) from the field, including just 7-25 (28 percent) from the field.

Union was paced by freshman standout Josephine Owino who tallied a game-high 31 points, 19 rebounds, and eight blocks. Crystal Eason added 11 points as the only other player in double figures for Union.

The Master's was led by Grace Tappe with 16 points followed by Kinsley Mittel with 13 points and Angela Gimeno with 10 points.


Steven Aldridge
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