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Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 4, 2014 by Troy Baranik

Barbourville, Ky.- The St. Andrews University women's basketball team just ran out of time on Saturday as their great second half play was not enough to overcome Union College's fast first half start in falling 65-58 to the Lady Bulldogs on the road.

Union (11-5, 7-1), who is now leading the conference, jumped out to a 39-20 halftime lead thanks to 45% shooting from three and 10 free throws while holding the Lady Knights to just 29% shooting from the field.

However, things would change dramatically in the second half as each half seemed like two different games. Union went completely cold as they only made 6 of 35 second half shots (17%) while going only 1 of 14 from three while the Knights shot 12 of 28 (43%) and 50% from three and made 12 of 16 free throws as they made a run at Union's lead.

St. Andrews would outscore the Bulldogs by 12, 38-26, in the second half while holding Union without a field goal in the final 7:46 of the game! Unfortunately, the halftime deficit was too much to overcome as SAU had to foul the Bulldogs late to stop the clock. Union managed to make 13 of 18 free throws down the stretch to win as they were led by Lydia Nash's 19 points and Haley Perkin's 3 blocks and 4 steals.

St. Andrews was led by 15 points from sophomore guard Mercedes Smith along with her 7 rebounds and 3 assists while fellow guard Karin Law also finished in double-figures with 13 points, 5 rebounds, and a block. Freshman forward Ashley Jennings also set a new career and team season high with 16 rebounds to go along with her 8 points and 3 steals.

Senior forward Natia Gasque also had a big day with 9 points and 7 blocks, which matched her season-high.

The Lady Knights fall to 5-7 overall and 2-5 in the conference and will next return home to host Truett-McConnell College (Ga.) (6-5) at 5:30 pm on Wednesday evening.

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