WALESKA, Ga. - Union closed out the regular season with a 71-62 Appalachian Athletic Conference victory over host Reinhardt (Ga.) on Saturday.
With the win, the Bulldogs are 21-8 overall and 16-4 in league play. The Lady Eagles are 13-15 overall and 10-10 in the AAC.
After the teams traded baskets early on, Union used an 18-5 run to open up a 28-12 cushion with 4:50 left in the half. The Bulldogs led by as much as 18 in the opening period en route to the 34-20 halftime lead.
For the most part, Union maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half. However, Reinhardt managed to get the margin down to seven three times with the final time coming with 13 seconds left at 69-62. Yet, the Lady Eagles ran out of time as the Bulldogs walked away with the 71-62 decision.
Four Lady Eagles scored in double figures with April Beasley leading the way with a double-double, recording 12 points and 16 rebounds. Three others recorded 10 points.
By the Numbers
Union will next play in the AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn. The Bulldogs are the No. 2 seed and will play the winner of the No. 7 seed/No. 10 seed game on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The tournament is being held at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center.
|Union (Ky.) 21-8, 16-4 AAC||34||37||71|
|Reinhardt (Ga.) 13-15, 10-10 AAC||20||42||62|
|Feb. 22, 2014|
|Waleska, Ga. (Brown Athle,|
|Union (Ky.)||Indv. Leaders||Reinhardt (Ga.)|
|#20 Haley Perkins - 22||Points||#30 April Besley - 12|
|#2 Amber Taylor - 11||Rebounds||#30 April Besley - 16|
|#2 Amber Taylor - 9||Assists||#24 Sara Byers - 6|
|Union (Ky.)||Team Statistics||Reinhardt (Ga.)|
|39.3% (24 - 61)||Field Goals %||35.6% (21 - 59)|
|23.8% (5 - 21)||3 Point Field Goals %||14.3% (2 - 14)|
|78.3% (18 - 23)||Free Throws||85.7% (18 - 21)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|