Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 22, 2014
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Union (Ky.) 21-8, 16-4 AAC343771
Reinhardt (Ga.) 13-15, 10-10 AAC204262
Feb. 22, 2014
Waleska, Ga. (Brown Athle
Union (Ky.)Indv. LeadersReinhardt (Ga.)
#20 Haley Perkins - 22Points #30 April Besley - 12
#2 Amber Taylor - 11Rebounds #30 April Besley - 16
#2 Amber Taylor - 9Assists #24 Sara Byers - 6
Union (Ky.)Team StatisticsReinhardt (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)
38Rebounds 41
14Assists 15
15Turnovers 21
02nd Chance Pts 0

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.

Haley Perkins paced Union with 22 points, while Lydia Nash followed with 20 points. Amber Taylor nearly recorded a double-double with nine points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

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

  • The 20-win season is the ninth in program history and the eighth under head coach Tim Curry, who is in his 13th season.
  • This is also the third year in a row the Bulldogs have posted 20 wins in a season, marking the second time Union has posted such a streak.
  • Taylor now has 179 assists on the season; third most in program history behind Andrea Hillard's 194- and 191- assist seasons.
  • Nash now has 516 points on the year for the 13th 500-point season by an individual in program history.

Up Next

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.