Lady Bulldogs roll to 85-45 AAC victory

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Senior Lindsey Waters and junior Amber Taylor both hit milestones on Wednesday as Union cruised to an 85-45 Appalachian Athletic Conference victory over visiting Point (Ga.).

Waters recorded five blocks to give her 84 on the season, breaking her single-season record of 82 from last season. Meanwhile, Taylor dished out five assists to give her 104 on the year, becoming the first Lady Bulldog with over 100 assists in a season since Carley Blankenship had 117 during the 2008-09 campaign.

The win improves Union to 18-9 overall and 11-6 in conference play. Point falls to 6-22 overall and 4-13 in the AAC.

Union led from the opening tip and was never really threatened. An Alyson Roberts 3-pointer with 10:12 to go in the first half gave the Lady Bulldogs a 21-9 lead. Union steadily added to the margin, taking a 40-17 lead into the half.

The Lady Bulldogs put the game out of reach by opening the second half with a 17-0 run for a 57-17 cushion. Jennifer Thomas drained a 3-pointer with 8:27 to go, giving Union its largest lead of the game at 70-25.

Four Union players scored in double figures with Waters leading the way with her 10th double-double of the season. The senior center had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Taylor knocked in 13 points. Roberts and Lydia Nash helped out with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

For Point, Raven Bell led the way with 11 points.

The Lady Bulldogs shot 39.3 percent (24-of-61 shots) from the floor and hit 7-of-23 (30.4 percent) from 3-point range. Union also made 30-of-41 free throws (73.2 percent).

On the flip side, Point made 18-of-64 (28.1 percent) from the field and went 3-for-18 (16.7 percent) behind the arc. At the foul line, the Lady Skyhawks made only 35.3 percent (6-of-17) of their free throws.
The Lady Bulldogs will close out the regular-season at home on Saturday against Bryan (Tenn.) at 2 p.m. The seniors will be honored prior to the game.


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