Thursday, November 19, 2015

Union College Opens Conference Play with Win Over Bryan College

Union College 82
Bryan College 73

Final from Dayton, Tennessee

Game recap by UC:

DAYTON, Tenn. – A career night by Gerrard Newby (JR/Lexington, Ky. ) led the No. 7 Union College men's basketball team to an 82-73 Appalachian Athletic Conference win over Bryan College, Wednesday night. In the AAC opener, Newby poured in a career-high 29 points and collected 11 rebounds.

With the win, Union improves to 5-3 overall and 1-0 in AAC play. Bryan falls to 3-3 on the season and 0-1 in AAC action.

Union opened the game on a furious run as back-to-back three-pointers by J.D. Tucker (SR/Charleston, S.C.) and Nick Riley (SR/Hopkinsville, Ky.) gave the Bulldogs a 14-4 lead with 16:13 remaining in the first half.

The Lions would find their rhythm, cutting the Bulldog lead to 22-19 on a Robert Troino three-point basket at the 10:04 mark.

In a half that saw the Bulldogs catch fire from behind the three-point line, Lorenzo Dewberry (JR/Berkley, Mich.) gave Union their largest lead of the half at 11 (34-23) with five minutes remaining in the first half.

Newby closed out the first half with a three-pointer of his own as Union headed into the locker room with a 41-32 lead.

The first half saw Newby lead all players with 13 points and seven rebounds. Nine of Newby's points came on three-pointers.

Union made 9-of-14 shots from three-point land in the first half.

Bryan came out of the locker room with the goal of chipping away at the Union lead. A Dalton Whitney (JR/Bowling Green, Ky. ) steal and Newby layup gave Union their largest lead of the night at 67-53 with 9:53 remaining on the scoreboard in the second half.

After extending their lead to 14, Union saw Bryan go on a 14-2 run over the next three minutes. Tyler Yoder pulled the Lions within 69-67 on a three-pointer with seven minutes left in regulation.

The Lions momentum was short lived as Union answered with six straight points. Union proved to be too much for the Lions as the Bulldogs earned an 82-73 AAC win.

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