JACKSON, Tenn. - 2/14/2006 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs continued their winning streak over NAIA Top-10 teams as they topped their second top-10 opponent in three days. On Monday night at Fred DeLay Gymnasium, No. 5 Union defeated No. 8 Cumberland 96-49. Union improved to 21-5 overall and 7-2 in league play. Cumberland fell to 20-6 overall and 3-6 in conference play.
Union jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they posted a 54-point first half effort. Union shot 55 percent form the field in the first half, including 46 percent (10-22) from behind the arc. Union led 54-21 at the break.
In the second half, Union outscored Cumberland 42-28 to take the final 96-49 win.
Union was led by Jennifer Henson with a career high of seven three pointers made in the game. Her 23 points was just two points shy of her career high of 25 points scored as a freshman. Natanya Smith added 16 points and Ena Daniels added 11 points as all 11 Union players scored in the game.
Cumberland was led by Juliana Fernandes with 14 points. Cumberland shot just 30 percent from the field and 22 percent (4-18) from behind the arc.
Union will travel to Lyon on Thursday for a 6:00 pm tip-off.
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