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No. 1 Union rolls in Rotary Classic opener 93-68 over Westminster


Sara Chan

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/19/2009 - The Union University women’s basketball team opened the 2009 Jackson Rotary Classic with a 93-68 win over Westminster (Utah) College. Union, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, improved to 5-0 on the season. Westminster’s overall record fell to 3-3.

Westminster scored the first point of the game when Dani Evans made one-of-two free throws. However, Union rattled off 14 straight points over the next five minutes to lead 14-1. The Lady Bulldogs continued on a 27-9 run over the first 10 minutes of play. Union stretched their halftime lead to 52-31.

Union’s big first half was sparked by 71 percent shooting from the field, including 44 percent (4-9) from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes of play.

Sara Chan of Union poured in 16 first half points.

In the second half, Union extended their lead to as many at 31 points, 87-56, at the 4:37 mark. Union cruised to the 93-68 final.

Union finished the game shooting 62 percent from the field, 40 percent (6-15) from behind the arc and 88 percent (7-8) from the free throw line.

Chan finished with a game-high 22 points for Union. Kaitlin Dudley added 16 points, Lavanda Ross scored 15 points and Kayla Hudson posted 11 points. Hudson sank three-of-six three pointers. Kayla Bryant for Union added two-of-four shooting from behind the arc.

Westminster was led by McKenzie Jessop with 20 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Nicole Yazzie and Allie Eastman scored 12 and 10 points respectively. Westminster shot 50 percent from the field, 33 percent (6-18) from behind the arc and 86 percent (12-14) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be versus The Master’s (Calif.) College on Friday at 7:00 p.m. during the Rotary Classic.

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