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No. 1 Union wins 123-48 for 35th straight home win

JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/19/2009 - The No. 1 ranked Union University Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 123-48 win over TranSouth Conference opponent Blue Mountain (Miss.) College 123-48. The Lady Bulldogs moved to 18-1 on the season, and a perfect 6-0 in league play. Blue Mountain dropped to 2-13 overall and 0-5 in the conference.

The Lady Bulldogs controlled the pace of the game from tip-off and never looked back. Union held their biggest lead of the first half at 38 points with a 61-23 halftime lead.

The second half continued much the same way, as the Lady Bulldogs continued to stretch their lead. Union pushed their lead to as many as 77 points, 123-46, before settling for the final score of 123-48.

In the game the Lady Bulldogs scored 55 points of turnovers, which was just one point shy of the team record of 56 back in November of 2002.

Union boasted six players in double figures led by Jackson native Lavanda Ross with a career-high of 25 points. Josephine Owino, the TranSouth Conference Player of the Week, added 23 points in just 18 minutes of play. Zeinab Chan scored 18 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. Christina Ray scored 17 points, Kailtin Dudley and Ashley Lillard added 13 points each. Union shot 63-percent from the field, 53-percent (8-15) from three point range, and 83-percent (15-18) from the free throw line.

Blue Mountain was led by Anna Lisa Powell with 10 points. The Toppers posted 33-percent shooting from the field, 23-percent (6-26) from behind the arc, and 63-percent (10-16) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be their first of five straight road games with a trip to Mayfield, Ky. on Saturday, Jan. 24 to play Mid-Continent University at 2:00 pm.

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Steven Aldridge
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