CLEVELAND, Ga. - Union used a big-first half run to propel itself to a 65-45 Appalachian Athletic Conference victory over host Truett-McConnell (Ga.) on Saturday
The win ups Union's record to 13-6 overall and 9-2 in the AAC ,while Truett-McConnell is now 7-8 overall and 5-6 in league play.
Down 16-12 with 8:57 left in the first period, the Bulldogs embarked on a 25-5 rally in seizing a 37-21 advantage with 1:28 on the clock. Amber Taylor drained a pair of 3-pointers as she scored eight points during the rally, while Marah Rice and Lydia Nash each chipped in four points apiece.
Union took a 37-24 lead into the half.
The Bulldogs continued to roll in the second half, building their largest lead of the game at 48-26 when Reagan King nailed a 3-pointer with 12:36 remaining. The margin hovered around 20 points for the rest of the game as Union posted the 65-45 decision.
Taylor led Union with 16 points, while Nash added 12 and Macy Clontz chipped in 10. Taylor has had a game-high five steals to go with her three rebounds and three assists.
For Truett-McConnell, Rhandee Haskett netted 16 points with Krista Dixon knocking 14.
By the Numbers
- Union was outrebounded 41-28. Haley Perkins grabbed a team-high 10.
- For the second game in a row, Union hit seven 3-pointers in a game. It marks the first time the Bulldogs had done this since hitting at least seven treys in a game during a seven-game stretch from Nov. 20 through Dec. 13.
- Taylor now has 975 career points.
- Taylor is also two assists away from her second 100-assist season in a row.
- The win was the second in a row for Union and the fifth out of the last six games.
- This is the first 20-point win for the Bulldogs since an 85-65 decision over Point (Ga.) on Dec. 7.
Union remains on the road as it visits Montreat (N.C.) on Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.