Union University opened the 2003-04 season with a 75-35 win over Barber-Scotia College in the nightcap of the Lady Bulldog Classic. In the first game of the night, No. 10 Freed-Hardeman defeated Claflin University 68-59.
The Lady Bulldogs got off to a slow start as they led just 25-15 after 15 minutes of play in the first half. However, Union closed out the half with a 9-4 run to take 34-19 halftime lead. In the second half, it was all Union as the Lady Bulldogs outscored Barber-Scotia 41-16 in the second half to complete the 75-35 win.
For Union, four players tallied double figures in points led by Molly York and Ginger Bryant with 12 apiece. Jessica Henson and Peggy McCain scored 10 points each. Jessica Henson led Union with eight rebounds. Barber-Scocia was led by Tamiky Hindsman with nine points and a game high 13 rebounds.
Union shot just 38% from the field, including 22% (5-23) from behind the arc. Barber-Scotia managed just 27% shooting on the night.
Union will play Claflin on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. at Union to close out the Lady Bulldog Classic. Union's men will open their season on Saturday night as they play host to Williams Baptist at 8:00 p.m. Freed-Hardeman's women will play Barber-Scotia at 4:00 p.m. at Union.