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Women's Basketball - Wed, Nov. 30, 2016
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Union College 8-2, 3-1 AAC179151152
Truett McConnell (Ga.) 4-4, 2-2 AAC1110191858
Nov. 30, 2016
Cleveland, GA
Attendance: 145
Union CollegeIndv. LeadersTruett McConnell (Ga.)
#35 Maci Spence - 15Points #35 Ariana Sanders - 19
#35 Maci Spence - 11Rebounds #23 Quinlan Hughes - 13
#20 Brianna Adler - 3Assists #5 Ashleigh Stanley - 4
Union CollegeTeam StatisticsTruett McConnell (Ga.)
32.8% (21 - 64) Field Goals % 35% (21 - 60)
11.5% (3 - 26) 3 Point Field Goals % 20% (2 - 10)
53.8% (7 - 13) Free Throws 70% (14 - 20)
40Rebounds 34
6Assists 8
16Turnovers 14
102nd Chance Pts 14

CLEVELAND, Ga. – For the sixth time this season, Union College's Maci Spence (SR/Mt. Sterling, Ky. ) collected a double-double but wasn't enough as the Bulldogs dropped their first Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) game 58-52 to Truett McConnell (Ga.) on Wednesday night. 

With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Bears improve to 4-4 on the season and 2-2 in the AAC.

The Bulldogs started the game strong never falling behind of Truett McConnell to take a six-point lead at 17-11 after the first quarter. But the Bears came crawling back in the second quarter going on 5-0 run and holding Union to just nine points. Although, the Bulldogs held on to a 26-21 lead at the break.

Spence lead all scorers with eight points and six rebounds while the Bulldogs shot 32.4 percent from the field.

The third quarter became a tight battle as the Bears tied the game up for the first time at the 5:01 mark the scored would be knotted three other times before the end of the third frame while back-to-back buckets from Spence put the Bulldogs back up 41-40.

Half way into the fourth quarter, Union pulled out to what thought to be a commanding seven-point lead but Truett McConnell had a different thought. After a two-point basket from Nannilena White (JR/Frankfort, Ky.), the Bulldogs owned a 52-45 lead. The Bears completely turned the momentum around and closed out the game on an impressive 13-0 run to steal the AAC victory from Union.

Spence posted 15 points and 11 rebounds going 7-for-13 from the field. Reagan King (SR/Hindman, Ky.) added eight points hitting 50.0 percent (2-for-4) from behind the arc while Dannika Prater (SO/Clarksville, Tenn.) chipped in seven points.

Union returns to action on Saturday as the team travels to St. Andrews (N.C.) for a 12 p.m. matchup.