PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Brooke Smith recorded her 2,200th career point as Union College collected its fifth consecutive win, narrowly defeating host Pikeville (Ky.) College 78-76 Saturday.
Smith (Pineville, Ky.) scored a game-high 32 points to give her 2,228 career points, moving her 46 points away from becoming the program's all-time leading scorer. Amber Spencer currently holds the record with 2,273 points.
With the win, Union improved to 6-2 overall, while Pikeville dropped to 5-3.
Tied at 34-34 at the half, the tight, back-and-forth play continued throughout the second half. However, Union was able to have the last laugh as it scored the final two points for the 78-76 victory.
In addition to her 30 points, Smith also had seven rebounds. Carley Blankenship (Lexington, Ky.) helped out with 10 points and six assists.
For Pikeville, Natiera Hinton led the way with 29 points and eight rebounds, while Megan Mosley chipped in 12 points and eight assists. Lauren Potts came off the bench to knock in 10 points.
The Lady Bulldogs return to Appalachian Athletic Conference action Wednesday when they pay Milligan (Tenn.) College a visit. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.