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No. 1 Union gets win at Mid-Continent, win streak at 23


Mildred Olumasi

MAYFIELD, Ky. - 1/17/2011 - The No. 1 Union (Tenn.) University women’s basketball team posted a 98-55 win at Mid-Continent (Ky.) University. Union improved to 18-0 on the season and 5-0 in the TranSouth. Mid-Continent dropped to 0-17 overall and 0-4 in league play.

The win for Union was their 23rd overall, 56th straight TranSouth regular season win and 25th straight road win.

Mid-Continent jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead but the top ranked Union Lady Bulldogs took control. Union outscored the Lady Cougars 58-27 in the first half.

The second half, Union added 40 more points to cruise to the 98-55 win.

All nine players for Union scored in the game, while eight players reached double figures. Union was led Kayla Hudson and Mildred Olumasi with 14 points each. Hope Adams and Rebecca Sharpe scored 12 points, while Adams added 10 boards for her seventh double-double of the season. LaTesa McLaughlin, Paige Parker and Beatrice Duol each scored 11 points, while Duol added 12 boards for her first double-double of the season. Sarah Chan scored 10 points. Sharpe, Parker and Olumasi each set new career highs in the win. Union shot 50 percent from the field, 37 percent (13-35) from three point range and 75 percent (9-12) from the free throw line.

Union's Lavanda Ross sat out of the contest in order to get extra rest as she has recently returned from surgery. This marked the third game for Union in a stretch of five games in 10 days.

Mid-Continent was led by Stephanie Malone with 13 points and Heather George with 12 points. The Lady Cougars shot 27 percent from the field, 18 percent (3-16) from behind the arc and 70 percent (14-20) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be a home game on Thursday, January 20 versus Cumberland (Tenn.) at 6:00 p.m.

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