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Late 3-point barrage propels Union into NAIA semifinals

Kaitlin Dudley takes a shot in Union's NAIA quarterfinal victory on Saturday. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
Kaitlin Dudley takes a shot in Union's NAIA quarterfinal victory on Saturday. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

JACKSON, Tenn.March 21, 2009 – Back-to-back three-pointers by Kayla Hudson provided a needed spark for the Lady Bulldogs, who came from behind to defeat Point Loma Nazarene 65-59 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NAIA national tournament at Oman Arena.

Despite pulling ahead 31-30 at halftime, Union trailed for most of the first half and fell behind by as many as eight in the second half. Hudson's three-pointer at 6:39 tied the game, and a second one at 5:56 gave the Lady Bulldogs a 57-54 lead.

Less than a minute later, Meredith Jacobs also hit a trey to give Union a 60-55 lead. Point Loma never got closer than three the rest of the way.

Josephine Owino led Union with 15 points and 20 rebounds. Kaitlin Dudley scored 13, while Hudson and Jacobs each added 11.

Union advances to the national semifinals for the fifth straight year and will play Oklahoma Baptist University Monday at 6 p.m.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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