BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Guard DeAntray Stevens led five double-digit scorers with 17 points, as the Union men's basketball team rolled past Crown (Tenn.), 106-55, in out-of-conference action on Monday evening at Robsion Arena.
With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 14-3 overall, while Crown fell to 4-7 with the loss.
The Bulldogs made quick work of the visiting Royal Crusaders, opening a 10 point lead (16-6) in the first five minutes of regulation. Union eventually extended the lead out to 21 (43-22) with four minutes left and rode the momentum into the half for intermission, taking a 53-28 lead at the break.
It was more of the same in the second half, as the Bulldogs opened the half on a 9-0 run to open up an insurmountable 62-28 lead. From there, Union rolled, on their way to a dominating 51-point home win.
Stevens led the way on the evening for the Bulldogs, scoring 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Stevens led five Union double-digit scorers on the night, as both Deante Johnson and Tarik Smith scored 14 points, apiece. Johnson, who also snatched nine rebounds, shot 7-of-8 from the field in the win, while Smith went a perfect 3-of-3 from three point range and recorded four steals.
Crown was led in the loss by Chad Mainous, who posted a game-high 22 points.
By the Numbers
Union jumps back into AAC play on Wednesday evening, hosting Reinhardt (Ga.) in a battle of the top two teams in the conference. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Robsion Arena.
|Crown College 4-7||28||27||55|
|Union (Ky.) 14-3||53||53||106|
|Jan. 13, 2014|
|Crown College||Indv. Leaders||Union (Ky.)|
|#3 Chad Mainous - 22||Points||#31 DeAntray Stevens - 17|
|#3 Chad Mainous - 8||Rebounds||#54 Deante Johnson - 9|
|#3 Chad Mainous - 7||Assists||#5 Fitzgerald White - 7|
|Crown College||Team Statistics||Union (Ky.)|
|35.2% (19 - 54)||Field Goals %||57.7% (41 - 71)|
|38.1% (8 - 21)||3 Point Field Goals %||33.3% (9 - 27)|
|45% (9 - 20)||Free Throws||78.9% (15 - 19)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||17|