BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Junior Lindsey Waters scored 21 points and hauled in 15 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season as host No. 18 Union defeated Tennessee Temple 81-50 Friday in Lady Bulldog Classic.
With the win, Union improves to 8-2 overall, while Tennessee Temple falls to 0-11. Union will face Emmanuel (Ga.) on Saturday at 4 p.m. Emmanuel dropped a 59-55 decision to Milligan (Tenn.) in the opener.
Milligan and Tennessee Temple with tip off at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Only seeing 24 minutes of action, Waters (Stearns, Ky.) hit 10-of-20 shots in registering the game-high 21 points. In addition to her 15 rebounds, she blocked three shots.
In all, the Lady Bulldogs recorded six total blocks with Brooke Hill (Sparta, Ky.) having two and Kaley Griffin (McHenry, Ky.) one.
All but one Lady Bulldog cracked the scoring column, but the lone non-scorer, Jennifer Johnson (Bowling Green, Ky.), dished out a career-high five assists. After Waters, only two others broke double figures in scoring with Alyson Roberts (Baxter, Ky.) and Kara Pile (Fairdale, Ky.) helping out with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
After jumping out to a 9-0 lead, Union saw the margin dwindle to 12-10 after Channetta Newby jumper with 11:44 remaining. The Lady Bulldogs then righted the ship, closing the half on a 22-9 run to take a 34-19 advantage into the break.
Union steadily added to its lead during the second half, building a 73-41 cushion with 5:09 to play. The teams traded points down the stretch as Union wrapped up the 81-50 victory.
The Lady Bulldogs outrebounded the Lady Crusaders 48-42. Amber Taylor (Clinton, Tenn.) dished out a team-high seven assists.
For Tennessee Temple, Briana Reeves led the way with 11 points, while Jessica Salera nearly had a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds.
MILLIGAN 59, EMMANUEL 55
Milligan trailed by as much as nine in the second half, but the Buffaloes rallied for the four-point victory.
Down 34-35 with 13:10 to play, Milligan chipped away at the lead, eventually tying the game at 55-55 with 2:29 remaining. The Buffaloes scored the final four points of the game to escape with the win.
Alisha Mainer paced Milligan (6-5 overall) with 20 points, while Dorian Freeman added 14 points and 11 rebounds.
For Emmanuel (4-7 overall), Kaylyn Young set the tone with 16 points.