ROME, Ga. - 11/30/2009 - The No. 1 ranked Union University Lady Bulldogs posted a road win at Shorter (Ga.) College on Monday 84-68. Union improved to 9-1 on the season, while Shorter dropped to 4-3 overall.
Union jumped out to a 15 point lead, 38-23, in the first half. A three-point play by Shorter cut the halftime lead to 38-26.
In the second half, Union pushed the lead to over 20 points. Kayla Bryant exploded for her Union-high in points with 21 points. She sank seven-of-10 three pointers, including four in the second half to help propel Union to the big win. Kayla Hudson added four three pointers in the game as well.
Union committed just 14 turnovers in the game, including four turnovers in the final few minutes, compared to the 23 turnovers committed by Shorter.
Union was led by Sara Chan with 22 points and 14 rebounds for her second straight double-double. Bryant posted 21 points, Hudson scored 16 points and Kaitlin Dudley added 11 points. Union shot 44 percent from the field, 39 percent (12-31) and 80 percent (16-20) from the free throw line.
Shorter was led by Tamara Weatherby with 17 points, including three-of-three from behind the arc. Shelby Farrer and Holly Bawden each added 12 points. Shorter shot 49 percent from the field, 38 percent (6-16) from three point range and 67 percent (12-18) form the free throw line.
Up next for Union will be another matchup with a top-25 team as the Lady Bulldogs host No. 12 Campbellsville (Ky.) on Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m.
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