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Bulldogs gets offensive in 102-71 AAC victory

GRAYSON, Ky. — It was an offensive attack as 17th-ranked Union College dominated Kentucky Christian University 102-71 on Wednesday in Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).

Richard Brown led all players in scoring with 26 points and added four blocks, while Austin Cummins followed with 17 points and two rebounds. Two other Bulldogs scored in double figures. Jakobe Wharton had had 15 points, and Nick Marshall had 10.

With the win, the Bulldogs move to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. The Knights fall to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the AAC.

TURNING POINT

Kentucky Christian put a quick four points on the board to start the game, but the Bulldogs were quick to answer as Richard Brown made two free throws to put the first Union points on the board.

Union went on a 12-0 run to take the lead including back-to-back 3s from Cummins and Wharton. The Knights would not take the lead back for the rest of the game.

The Bulldogs pulled even further away in the second half taking a 31-point lead and scoring over 100 points for the first time this season.

BULLDOG NOTES

Derek Morgan came off the bench and chipped in nine points, three steals, and two blocks.

Union won the battle of the boards, outrebounding Kentucky Christian 37-24. The Bulldogs pulled down 25 defensive boards to the Knight’s 16.

The Bulldogs shot 56.2 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the arc.

Cole Gilliland paced KCU with 14 points, while Domonique Mitchell was next for the Knights with 12 points.

It was a Bulldog block party as Union blocked eight shots on the night.

BULLDOG ON THE GAME

Richard Brown was all over the place for the Bulldogs. The Senior forward had 26 points, nine rebounds, four blocks, and one steal.

NEXT FOR THE BULLDOGS

Union heads back to Barbourville to face St. Andrews University (N.C.) in AAC play on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.