BEREA, Ky. --
The Union College men's basketball team succumbed to a second half rally by Asbury on Friday evening, dropping an 81-76 decision to the Eagles as part of the 2010 Roland Wierwille Classic hosted by Berea College.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 4-6 on the year, while Asbury improved to 2-4 with the win.
In the first half, Union held a 42-36 lead over Asbury. The Bulldogs were led by Cody Miller
(Barbourville, Ky.), who went a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor to lead all Bulldog scorers with 13 points. Asbury kept pace in the period on a 13 point half by Adam Delph.
In the second half, Union continued to maintain a lead throughout the first nine minutes of the period, as they opened a 61-54 lead with 11 minutes remaining. It was at this point when Asbury mounted a comeback, going on a 12-4 run to take a 66-65 lead with seven minutes left in the ballgame.
Once the Bulldogs lost the lead, they failed to get it back over the final seven minutes, as Asbury continued their torrid scoring pace, eventually opening up an insurmountable 75-67 lead with four minutes remaining.
The Bulldogs did get within a point of the Eagle lead (77-76) with 1:14 left after Antonio Murry
(Columbus, Ohio) knocked down a jumper, but Asbury proceeded to salt the game away at the free throw line over the final minutes and played stiff defense to take the comeback win.
On the night, Union had four players record double-digit scoring nights.
Miller ended with 15 points and snatched six rebounds, while Morris also scored 15 and pulled down 10 rebounds to record his sixth double double of the season. Meanwhile, Ryan Young
(Waynesburg, Ky.) had 14 points and Ian Davis
(Cherry Hill, N.J.) recorded his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
For Asbury, Delph led the Eagles in their comeback in the second half, ending with a game-high 36 points on 14-for-22 shooting from the field.
Union returns to action tomorrow when they wrap-up the Roland Wierwille Classic with a matchup with host Berea. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.