JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/7/2008 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, improved to 13-0 on the season with a 76-52 win over Lyon College (Ark.). The Lady Bulldogs, winners of 34 of their past 36 games moved to 2-0 in the TranSouth. Lyon dropped to 9-4 on the year and 0-2 in league play.
Union scored first in the contest as Josephine Owino scored the first six points of the game for Union. Lyon cut Union’s lead to just one point (11-10) on a three pointer by April Carter at the 12:55 mark in the first half. However, over the final 12-plus minutes of the first half, Union outscored Lyon 30-9 to take a 41-19 halftime lead, their biggest of the game to this point.
In the second half, Union came out and promptly posted an 8-2 run to take a 49-21 lead. That 28-point lead was the largest of the game for Union. Union maintained a large lead over the remainder of the second half. Lyon came within 19 points of the Lady Bulldogs on two occasions in the final half, before Union stretched the final scored back out to 24 points at 76-52.
Union was led by Josephine Owino with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kaitlin Dudley added 13 points, while Merideth Jacobs and Zeinab Chan scored 10 points each. Union shot 43-percent from the field, including 29-percent (9-31) from behind the arc. The Lady Bulldogs sank 7-of-9 free throws (.778).
Lyon was led by Kishanna Hodges with a game-high 18 points. The Pipers shot 37-percent from the field, including just 18-percent (3-17) from behind the arc. Lyon made 11-of-16 free throws for a 69-percentage.
Up next for Union will be a road conference game at No. 11 Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. The women will play at 6:00 pm, followed by the men at 8:00 pm.
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