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Union men’s basketball gets first overtime win of season, 78-72 at Lyon


David Lane

BATESVILLE, Ark. - 2/9/2012 - The Union University men’s basketball team posted a 78-72 overtime win at Lyon College Thursday night. Union improved to 16-9 on the season and 9-2 in the TranSouth. Lyon dropped to 7-16 overall and 1-10 in league play.

Union’s David Lane sank two free throws with three seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 64-64. Union led 29-26 at the half and maintained a small lead for most of the second half. However, Lyon pulled ahead and led by as many as four points in the final minute. Union was able to tie the game and force the extra period. Union outscored Lyon 14-8 in the overtime period to escape with the win.

This was the second straight overtime game for Union and third extra period of the season for the Bulldogs. Union is now 1-2 in overtime games on the season.

David Lane led five Union players in double figures with 21 points, 16 points coming in the second half and overtime. Anthony Freeman, Jr., Leventrice Gray, and Antoine Hall each scored 12 points, while Skyler Vaden added 10 points. Union shot 45 percent from the field, 37 percent (7-19) from behind the arc, and 63 percent (19-30) from the free throw line.

Lyon was led by Kendall Leeks with 20 points. Daniel Ritchie added 18 points and CJ Blount recorded a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds. The Scots shot 39 percent from the field, 39 percent (10-26) from long range, and 40 percent (4-10) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be a game Saturday, Feb. 11 versus Freed-Hardeman at 4:00 p.m.

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