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Union men’s basketball opens season with 99-67 win

Laventrice Gray

CONWAY, Ark. - 10/31/2011 - The No. 22 Union (Tenn.) University men’s basketball team opened the 2011-12 season with a 99-67 road win at Central Baptist College. This was the opening game of the season for both teams.

Union scored first on a basket by Gio Koguashvili as they jumped out to a 9-4 lead. Central Baptist rallied back and led 10-9 with 14:34 left in the half. Union responded with a 13-2 run to regain the lead for good. Union led 45-33 at the half.

In the second half, Central Baptist pulled to within four points, 52-48, at the 14:53 mark, but could not get any close. Union stopped the Central Baptist run and extended their lead out to as many as 35 points, 99-64, before taking the win, 99-67.

Laventrice Gray led five Union players in double figures with 16 points. David Lane added 15 points, Samual Danache scored 13 points, Dani Marti scored 12 points and Skyler Vaden scored 11 points. Union shot 44 percent from the field, 37 percent (7-19) from behind the arc and 63 percent (18-28) from the free throw line.

Central Baptist was led by Spencer Caraway with 17 points and Brian Shyne with 10 points. The Mustangs shot 37 percent from the field, including 0-of-13 from behind the arc, and 66 percent (21-32) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be their home opener, Saturday Nov. 5 versus Belhaven (Miss.) at 4:00 p.m.


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