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Big second half sends No. 24 Union to 107-87 win

WILMORE, Ky. - The 24th-ranked Union women's basketball team snapped its two-game winless streak with a 107-87 victory over host Asbury on Tuesday.

The win upped the Lady Bulldogs' record to 5-2 overall, while the Lady Eagles fell to 6-3.

Senior center Lindsey Waters paced Union with a season-high 31 points to go along with her nine rebounds and five blocked shots. In all, five Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures.

The first half went back and forth with 14 ties and 16 lead changes. Asbury's largest lead was three points, while Union's was six. The Lady Bulldogs, though, used an 11-5 stretch to close out the period to take a 50-45 lead into the half.

Union never trailed again.

Using a 23-8 run to start the half, Union opened up a 73-53 cushion with 12:26 remaining. The Lady Bulldogs led by as much at 29, owning a 9-61 lead at the 7:10 mark as they cruised to the 107-87 victory.

This was the third time Union broke the century mark this season. The Lady Bulldogs are averaging 86.3 points per game.

Union shot the ball well all night but especially during the second half when it made 70 percent (21-of-30 shots) from the field. Union finished the game making 60 percent from the floor (39-of-65) and 6-of-12 (50 percent) from 3-point range. On the flip side, Asbury shot 41.2 percent (33-of-80) from the field and 18.2 percent (2-for-11) from long range.

The Lady Bulldogs also dominated the glass, outrebounding the hosts 48-29.

After Waters, Lydia Nash came off the bench to provide 18 points and nine rebounds, and Haley Perkins knocked in 17 points and grabbed seven boards. Amber Taylor and Alyson Roberts chipped in 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Laura Carroll paced Asbury 27 points with Trenia Barbee adding 25.
Next up for Union is St. Andrews on Nov. 28 in Appalachian Athletic Conference play. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.


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