JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/19/2007 - The No. 12 ranked Union University Lady Bulldogs defeated the Blue Mountain College Toppers 90-61 on Thursday night to win their fourth straight game and moved to 13-4 overall and 4-2 in league play. Blue Mountain dropped to 5-10 on the season and 0-6 in the conference.
Over Union’s current four-game winning streak, the Lady Bulldogs are averaging 97 points per game.
Union struggled early against a very aggressive Blue Mountain squad. Blue Mountain forced 15 first half Union turnovers and held the Lady Bulldogs to just 1-of-8 (.125) shooting from behind the arc in the first half. However, Union managed a 36-26 halftime lead.
In the second half, Union came out much different as the Lady Bulldogs committed just four second half turnovers and shot 47-percent from the field, including 3-of-6 (.500) from behind the arc. Union out-scored Blue Mountain 54-35 in the second half to pull away for the win.
Union was led with six players in double figures, while all eight Lady Bulldogs scored in the game. Natanya Smith scored 18 points and D.J. Sissoko added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Josephine Owino scored 14 points, Crystal Eason and Kaitlin Dudley added 13 points each, and Latorya Fuller scored 10 points.
Blue Mountain was led by Lauren Ford with 14 points, including 2-of-3 from behind the arc. Lana Harris added 10 points for the Toppers.
Up next for Union is the next chapter in the Union / Freed-Hardeman rivalry as the No. 12 Lady Bulldogs and No. 14 Lady Lions play this Saturday, January 20 at Union. The game will start at 2:00 pm with the men’s game to follow at 4:00 pm.
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