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Women's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 3, 2017
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Union College 11-4, 5-3 AAC1414102462
Tennessee Wesleyan 7-7, 5-3 AAC1121241571
Jan. 3, 2017
Union CollegeIndv. LeadersTennessee Wesleyan
#33 Kasey Young - 21Points #5 Summer Morris - 16
#35 Maci Spence - 7Rebounds #23 Madison Walkup - 8
3 Players - 2Assists #1 Lindsey Macon - 4
Union CollegeTeam StatisticsTennessee Wesleyan
34.4% (21 - 61) Field Goals % 41.3% (26 - 63)
28% (7 - 25) 3 Point Field Goals % 17.6% (3 - 17)
59.1% (13 - 22) Free Throws 64% (16 - 25)
38Rebounds 46
10Assists 14
22Turnovers 20
22nd Chance Pts 11

ATHENS, Tenn. – Kasey Young (JR/Danville, Ky.) netted a game-high 21 points Tuesday evening in her season debut, but it would not be enough to help Union College nab the victory as host Tennessee Wesleyan won 71-62 in Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) play.

The loss drops Union to 11-4 overall and 5-3 in league play, while Tennessee Wesleyan improves to 7-7 overall and 5-3 in the AAC.

Playing in a little over 15 minutes, Young hit 8-of-17 shots in recording her 21 points. The junior forward hit two 3-pointers and went 3-for-4 at the foul line.

After leading 14-11 following the opening period, Union trailed for much of the rest of the way. Tennessee Wesleyan outscored Union 45-24 during the second and third quarters to take a 56-38 lead into the final period.

Down 18 with 5:53 to play, Union embarked on a furious 17-3 run to slice the deficit to 66-62 with 42 seconds remaining. During the rally, Young scored eight points with Reagan King (SR/Hindman, Ky.) and Cheyenne Stidham each sinking a 3-pointer.

However, Union could not get any closer to reclaiming the lead as Tennessee Wesleyan went 5-for-6 at the free-throw line during the waning moments to lock up the 71-62 decision.

Brianna Adler (FR/Burlington, Ky.) joined Young in double figures with 10 points, and Maci Spence (SR/Mt. Sterling, Ky. ) registered nine points and seven rebounds.

For Tennessee Wesleyan, Summer Morris was the lone player to break double digits as she ended with 16 points.

Up Next

Union returns home Thursday to host Reinhardt (Ga.) in another AAC battle. The Lady Eagles are on an eight-game win streak and are 15-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.