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Union Basketball Sweeps Cumberland

JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/28/2006 - The No. 6 ranked Union Lady Bulldogs topped No. 11 Cumberland 64-62 on a last second shot by Tiffany Fisher. The win for Union moves them to 16-4 overall and 3-1 in the TranSouth. In the men's game, Union pulled away from Cumberland in the second half to win 89-71. The Bulldogs improved to 17-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play. With the Union win, combined with Trevecca Nazarene's 76-70 loss at Lyon, puts Union into a tie for first place in the league standings.

In the women's game, Union's Fisher scored the game winning basket with one second left on the clock to give Union the win. In the game, only four of Union's 64 points came from post players. Union's leading scorer, Josephine Owino, missed her second straight game and third in the last five games with an injury.

The Union Bulldogs led just 38-36 at the half but stretched the lead in the second half. Union shot 56 percent from the field including 58 percent (11-19) from behind the arc. The Bulldogs also made 8-of-9 free throws for 91 percent.

Up next for the Union men and women will be home games on Thursday, February 2 versus Martin Methodist College (Tenn.). The women's game will begin at 6 pm with the men's game to follow at 8 pm.


Steven Aldridge
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