MONTREAT, N.C. --
Union's Turrell Morris
led all scorers with 25 points, as the Bulldogs coasted to a dominating 85-67 win over Montreat on Saturday evening in Appalachian Athletic Conference action.
With the victory, the Bulldogs improved to 9-9 overall on the year and 3-1 in the AAC. Montreat fell to 5-11 overall and 1-3 in the AAC with the loss.
In the first half, Union went into the intermission with a slim 34-29 lead. The Bulldogs led throughout the half and held off several Montreat rallies in the period to keep the lead.
To start the second half, Montreat stayed within distance of the Unon lead at the beginning of the period, but the Bulldogs went on a 15-3 run that gave them a commanding 55-39 lead at the 10 minute mark. This lead was too much for Montreat to comeback from, as the closest the Cavaliers got to the Union lead the rest of the night was 12 points.
Overall, Morris (Columbus, Ohio) led the way once again for the Bulldogs, scoring his 25 points on an impressive 9-for-11 shooting night from the floor. The sophomore forward also shot 7-for-8 from the free throw line to help the Bulldogs shoot 74 percent from the charity stripe in the game (20-for-27).
Other top scorers for the Bulldogs included Ryan Young
(Waynesburg, Ky.) , who scored 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field and Payton Ponzer
(Independence, Ky.), who scored 12 points. Montreat was led by Dustin Harris, who scored 23 points in a losing effort.
Union returns to action on Monday when they travel to NCAA Division-II foe King. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.