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Union's men roll to second conference win, 90-43

JACKSON, Tenn. - 12/6/2008 - The No. 6 ranked Union University Bulldogs posted a 90-43 win over Lyon (Ark.) College to move to 2-0 in the TranSouth Conference. Union outscored Lyon 57-20 in the second half on their way to the victory.

Union dominated the second half as they stretched their 10-point (33-23) halftime lead to 27 points (54-27) over the first five minutes of play. Union continued to add to their lead, going up by as many as 50 points (88-38), before settling for the 90-43 final.

Lyon scored the game's first points to go up 2-0, and stretched their lead to three points, 9-6, at the 13:50 mark of the first half. However, Union snapped out of their slow start as they posted a 23-4 run over the next nine minutes to take a 29-13 lead. Lyon closed the halftime gap to just 10 points, 33-23.

All 12 players for Union scored in the game, including five players in double figures. Union was led by Greg Truvillion with 17 points. Matt Neaville posted 16 points, Roland Banhoro posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Alan North scored 11 points, and Brian Lake added 10 points. Union shot 53-percent from the field, including 63-percent in the second half. The Bulldogs made 10-of-26 three pointers (.385), and 12-of-18 free throws (.667).

Lyon was led by James Jackson with 11 points. The Scots shot 26-percent from the field, 15-percent (3-20) from behind the arc, and 67-percent (14-21) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will a road game at No. 12 Georgetown (Ky.) College on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 6:00 pm central time.


Steven Aldridge
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