WEST POINT, Ga. - Senior Lindsey Waters became the 16th member of the Lady Bulldogs' 1,000-point club as Union defeated host Point (Ga.) 76-44 in Appalachian Athletic Conference play on Wednesday.
The win improved Union to 13-5 overall and 6-2 in conference action. Point is now 3-16 overall and 1-7 in league play.
Waters, a native of Stearns, Ky., scored season-high 10 points, but it was more than enough to put her over the 1,000-point plateau as she now has 1,002 in her Lady Bulldog career. In only her second season at Union, Waters is only the third player to to score 1,000 points during the first two years with the program, joining Chasity Nunn and Brooke Smith. Waters tied Smith as the fastest player to 1,000 points as both reached the mark in their 51st game as a Lady Bulldog.
Of the 16 members of the 1,000-point club, 11 played at least one season under head coach Tim Curry.
Against Point, Union used a big first half to cruise to the 32-point victory. The Lady Bulldogs used a 26-7 stretch to open up a 34-11 lead at the 3:08 mark en route to a 40-19 halftime cushion. Union maintained at least a 20-point advantage for the majority of the second half in registering the 76-44 victory.
Four Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures with Lydia Nash leading the way with 13 points. Amber Taylor followed with 12 points, and Waters and Haley Perkins chipped in 10. Waters also had six rebounds and six blocked shots, extending her career-best streak to 18 games with at least one block. On the year, she has 68 blocked shots.
Union returns to action Saturday at Bryan (Tenn.) for another conference battle. Game time is set for 2 p.m.