DAYTON, Tenn. - An early second half run was too much to overcome for the Union women's basketball team as the Bulldogs fell 57-54 to host Bryan (Tenn.) in Appalachian Athletic Conference play on Saturday.
The loss drops Union to 11-6 overall and 7-2 in league play, while Bryan improves to 12-6 overall and 7-2 in the AAC.
Beginning late in the first half and lasting over five minutes into the second half, the Lady Lions used an 18-0 run to seize a 41-26 advantage. Union led by three with 2:42 left in the first, but Kelsey Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 to go to send the game into the break tied at 26-all.
Bryan then opened the second half by scoring the first 15 points in building a 41-26 lead with 14:49 remaining.
Union rallied, eventually cutting the margin to 47-46 off an Alyson Roberts 3-pointer with 5:53 to play. However, the Bulldogs were never able to tie or reclaim the lead as the Lady Lions held on for the 57-54 decision.
For Bryan, Kristin Lane led the way with 15 points with Brooks and Keila Formont adding 13 and 11 points, respectively.
By the Numbers
Union returns home to play host to Reinhardt (Ga.) on Wednesday in AAC play. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.
|Jan. 11, 2014|
|Union (Ky.)||Indv. Leaders||Bryan (Tenn.)|
|#33 Lydia Nash - 16||Points||#5 Kristin Lane - 14|
|#20 Haley Perkins - 12||Rebounds||#3 Jenna Ray - 10|
|#2 Amber Taylor - 7||Assists||3 Players - 2|
|Union (Ky.)||Team Statistics||Bryan (Tenn.)|
|27.8% (20 - 72)||Field Goals %||32.3% (20 - 62)|
|16.1% (5 - 31)||3 Point Field Goals %||20% (4 - 20)|
|69.2% (9 - 13)||Free Throws||56.5% (13 - 23)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||16|