POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. --
Union College's Ian Davis
scored a career-high 25 points, but No. 9 Bellevue (Neb.) controlled things from the start, besting the Bulldogs 102-73 in NAIA men's basketball action on Tuesday afternoon. The game was apart of the 2011 McDonald's CAM JAM Classic held at the College of the Ozarks.
With the loss, Union fell to 3-14 on the year overall, while Bellevue improved to 12-4 with the victory.
In the first half, Bellevue raced out to an early 11-2 lead at the 13 minute mark, and eventually extended the lead out to 24-10 with seven minutes left. However, Union went on an 11-0 scoring run over the next couple of minutes to cut the lead down to 24-21 with 5:52 left in the period.
It was here that Bellevue went on another run to get their lead back to 14-points as the half came to a close at 43-29 as both teams went into the locker room for intermission.
In the second half, it was more the same, as the Bruins increased their lead to 19 (59-40) in the first five minutes of the half. Bellevue did not look back the rest of the way, as the closest UC came to the lead the remainder of the game was 18 points.
Overall, Davis (Cherry Hill, N.J.) had a career best night in both the scoring department, and in rebounding, as he pulled down 13 ‘boards to notch his second double-double in as many days. Other double digit scorers for UC in the loss included Ryan Young
(Waynesburg, Ky.), who had 13 points, along with Josh Hurd
(Independence, Ky.) and Carlos Sanford
(Durham, N.C.), who each had 12 points for the Bulldogs.
Bellevue was led in the win by James Parrott, who poured in a game-high 34 points on 13-of-15 shooting from the floor. In the win, the Bruins shot a torrid 60.4 percent from the floor.
Union returns to action on Thursday when they dive back into AAC play at Montreat. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.