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Lambuth University (Tenn.) vs. Lady Bulldog Basketball

Thu, February 13, 2003  6:00 p.m.  Union
Union Result: W 82-66

Union Tops Lambuth 82-66

The No. 2 ranked Lady Bulldogs of Union University defeated the Lambuth University Lady Eagles 82-66. Union improves to 25-2 on the season while Lambuth falls to 9-17 overall.

This game proved to be a game of streaks for each team. Lambuth jumped out early with an 8-2 lead, but four three pointers by Union over the next few minutes helped the Lady Bulldogs regain the lead 13-12. Union then jumped out by as many as 14 points in the first half. Lambuth cut the lead to just one points before Union jumped back out to a 12-point halftime lead, 44-32. In the second half, Union scored first to build a 14-point lead. Lambuth then began to cut into the lead and with seven minutes to go in the game, Lambuth trailed just 53-52. That would be as close as Lambuth would get as Union opened up a 29-14 run to end the game.

Union was outshot in the game percentage wise as they made only 35% of their 71 shots including 32% (10-31) from behind the arc. While, in a losing effort, Lambuth shot 47% (26-55) from the field and 63% (5-8) from the three point line. Union fired up 71 total shots in comparison to Lambuth's 55. Union forced 21 Lady Eagle turnovers and scored 22 points from those. Union outrebounded Lambuth 48-36 including 27 to 10 on the offensive boards.

Union was led by Jessica Henson with 21 points, 14 of which came in the first half. She made 5-of-17 three pointers on the night. Tashekia Brown tallied a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Christal Merriweather also recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Merriweather made 2-of-5 three pointers. Lambuth was paced with Keisha Perry with 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting from behind the arc. Tiereney Springfield and Tia Cawthon added 17 and 13 points respectively. Cawthon completed her double-double by grabbing 11 rebounds.

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