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No. 3 Union tops Mid-Continent 79-46, extends home streak to 33 straight


Paige Parker

JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/16/2012 - The No. 3 Union University women’s basketball posted their 33nd straight home win Monday night with a 79-46 victory over Mid-Continent (Ky.) University. Union improved to 17-2 on the season and 4-1 in the TranSouth. Mid-Continent dropped to 6-11 overall and 1-3 in league play.

Union never trailed in the contest that included three ties early in the game. The last was 9-9 at the 11:45 mark of the first half. After the slow start, Union began to find their range. Union posted a 23-6 run over the next six minutes to push their lead out to 17 points. Included in the run was a pair of three pointers from Paige Parker, one of which resulted in a 4-point play. Union led by as many as 20 points in the first half, before taking a 41-22 lead into the break.

In the second half, Union extended their lead to as many as 38 points, 74-36 with 5:51 left. Union cruised down the stretch for the 79-46 final.

Union was led by Mildred Olumasi with 19 points and 12 rebounds. This is the second straight game for Olumasi to lead Union in scoring while also recording a double-double. Also, for the second straight game, Olumasi set a new career high.

Four other players scored in double figures for Union including Lavanda Ross with 14, Parker and Astrid Huttemann with 12 points and Amy Philamlee with 11 points. Union shot 44 percent from the field, 30 percent (9-30) from long range and 70 percent (16-23) from the free throw line.

Mid-Continent was led by Asia Grigsby with 15 points and Chantiera Johnson with 11 points. The Lady Cougars shot 28 percent from the field, 20 percent (3-15) from long range and 81 percent ( 17-21) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be a road conference game Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Cumberland in Lebanon, Tenn.

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