JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/30/2007 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA polls, improved to 9-0 on the season with a 68-67 win over Rocky Mountain College (Mont.). The come-from-behind win came in the Westminster College Classic in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Union trailed by seven points, 36-29 at the half. The Lady Bulldogs rallied to tie the game quickly in the second half, but Rocky Mountain pulled back ahead. Union didn't take their first lead until under two minutes remaining, 64-63. Union's biggest lead of the game was 66-63 in the final minute. Rocky Mountain scored a basket to cut the Union lead to 66-65. After a missed free throw by Union, Rocky Mountain had the ball and drew a Union foul with 11 seconds left. After two missed free throws by Rocky Mountain, a rebounding foul was called on Union, which gave Rocky Mountain two more free throws. This time they hit both, to retake the lead over Union 67-66 with nine seconds remaining. Union got the ball inbounded and with one second left to play, Union's Merideth Richardson Jacobs was fouled on the shot. The junior from Bradford sank both free throws to help Union survive the upset bid by Rocky Mountain.
Union was led by Josephine Owino with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Kaitlin Dudley added 15 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
Union will play again on Saturday at 5:00 pm (CST) versus the host No. 24 Westminster College (Utah).
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