WALESKA, Ga. --
Reinhardt's Kevin Nordeen scored 17 points to lead all scorers, as the Union men's basketball team dropped an 85-69 decision to the host Eagles in an Appalachian Athletic Conference match up on Wednesday night.
With the loss, Union fell to 11-12 on the year and 5-4 in the AAC, while Reinhardt improved to 11-12, 6-3 in the AAC with the victory.
In the first half, Union held a slim 12-9 lead at the 15-minute mark, but the Eagles went on a 15-0 lead over the next five minutes to take a 24-12 lead over the Bulldogs.
Reinhardt continued to keep a large lead through the rest of the period, extending it out to 33-19 with five minutes left in the half. The Eagles capped off the impressive period by draining a three-pointer with one second left to take a 40-26 lead going into intermission. The Eagles were paced in the period by solid shooting, making 53.3 percent of their baskets from the floor in the period.
In the second half, it was more of the same, as the closest Union got to the Reinhardt lead the entire period was 10 points (47-37 with 14:40 left). The Eagles eventually took an insurmountable 69-48 lead with eight and half minutes left, as they rolled to the 16 point victory.
For the game, Union was led by Ian Davis
(Cherry Hill, N.J.), who scored 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor. Union's other double-digit scorer on the night was Ryan Young
(Waynesburg, Ky.), who had 12 points and recorded four assists.
Nordeen scored his 17 on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor to lead the Eagles, who were impressive all night on the defensive end, holding the AAC's leading scorer Turrell Morris
(Columbus, Ohio) to just six points in the contest and no points in the first half.
Union returns to the court on Saturday when they host Bluefield at Robsion Arena in an AAC tilt. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.