DAYTON, Tenn. --
Four Union College men's basketball players scored in double-digits, but it wasn't enough, as the Bulldogs dropped a 77-69 decision at Bryan on Saturday afternoon in the Appalachian Athletic Conference regular-season finale for both teams.
With the loss, the Bulldogs end their 2010-11 regular year with a 13-15 overall mark and an even 7-7 record in the AAC. With the win, Bryan ends the regular season with a 21-8 mark, 11-3 in the AAC.
In the first half, Bryan took the game's first lead and kept it for the majority of the first 20 minutes of play, as they went into the locker room at the half with a 37-33 lead. Union stayed close throughout the period, as they tied the game twice in the period and had the lead change hands on five separate occasions.
To start the second period, Bryan came racing out of the locker room and took a what turned out to be an insurmountable 11-point lead (44-33) in the halves first three minutes. The closest Union got to the Lion lead the rest of the way was with three minutes left in the contest when they cut the deficit down to four (67-63), but Bryan went on a back-breaking 5-0 run over the next minute to take a 72-63 lead. The Lions never looked back over the final minutes to win the ball game.
Overall, Union was led on the afternoon by Turrell Morris
and Ian Davis
, who both scored 13 points. Davis also pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and dished out two assists in the loss. Other double digit scorers on the night were Brent Cork
and Stuart Stamper
, who scored 12 points apiece.
Bryan was led by Scott Newton, who scored a game-high 25 points.
Union now awaits word on who they will play in the first round of the 2011 Appalachian Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, which is slated to start on Wednesday. Stay with UCBulldogs.com for more information on the AAC Tournament as it becomes available.