Tennessee Temple Women Lose At Union

Saturday, December 29, 2012

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Senior center Lindsey Waters nearly recorded her first career triple-double as No. 18 Union held off visiting Tennessee Temple 70-61 Friday in the Union College Holiday Classic.

The Stearns, Ky., native registered a game-high 29 points and 15 rebounds to go along with a season-high eight blocked shots. Waters now has 43 blocks on the season and is 104 points away from netting her 1,000th-career point during her Lady Bulldog tenure.

With the win, Union (9-2 overall) upped its win streak to five. Tennessee Temple dropped to 3-9 with the loss.

In Friday's first game, Cumberland (Tenn.) defeated Tennessee Wesleyan 68-57.

It had been 20 days since the Lady Bulldogs last took to the hardwood, and it showed at times. Union led 15-8 with 14:30 left in the first half, but Tennessee Temple went on a 23-2 run to open up a 30-17 advantage with 7:09 to go. Lynncoya Gardner accounted for seven points during the rally for the Lady Crusaders with Amanda Rector and TaQuasha O'Neal following with five and four, respectively.

The Lady Bulldogs countered with a 13-0 run, tying the game at 30-all on a Brooke Hill old-fashioned, three-point play with 2:32 remaining. Hill scored again at the 1:24 mark to give Union a 32-31 lead, and Laura Perkins hit a pair of free throws to make it 34-31 with 1:13 remaining. However, Amber Charles scored just before the half to pull Tennessee Temple within 34-33.

Play remained tight early on in the second half despite the fact Union owned a pair of six-point leads. Down 47-41, the Lady Crusaders reeled off 10 straight points to seize a 51-47 with 11:06 to play. Macy Clontz hit a basket with 8:36 left to pull Union even at 53-all, starting a 14-0 run. During the run, Waters scored 10 points, going 8-for-8 at the foul line during the stretch as Union built a 65-53 lead.

From that point on, Tennessee Temple could get no closer than nine of Union as the Lady Bulldogs notched the 70-61 decision.

After Waters, Hill came off the bench to provided 11 points and nine rebounds. Haley Perkins chipped in 10 points and grabbed eight boards. Union shot 31.1 percent (23-of-74 shots) from the floor, 18.8 percent (3-for-16 shots) from 3-point range and 75 percent (21-of-28 free throws) from the charity stripe.

For Tennessee Temple, LaQuinta Gallishaw led the way with 16 points with Amber Charles and Rector adding 13 and 12 points, respectively. The Lady Crusaders hit 32.3 percent (21-of-65) of their shots and connected on 5-of-18 shots (27.8 percent) from long range. Tennessee Temple also made 70 percent (14-of-20) from the foul line.

Union will face Cumberland at 4 p.m. Saturday, while Tennessee Temple and Tennessee Wesleyan square off at 2 p.m.


Drew Homer Leads Lady Flames Past West Florida

Lee Wins 7-4 Over West Florida

After dropping a pair of extra-inning games on Saturday to the University of West Florida, the Lee baseball team bounced up off the deck and pinned a 7-4 defeat on the host Argonauts on Sunday afternoon in a Gulf South Conference (GSC) contest. “I am really proud of the response of our team,” praised coach Mark Brew after the win. “After a tough day on Saturday, they came out ... (click for more)

Cleveland, Tn., Production Company Owner Charged With Defrauding Church Of God International Of $100,000

The head of a Cleveland, Tn., production company has been charged with defrauding the Cleveland-based Church of God International of $100,000 in connection with his part in setting up the church's world convention in Orlando, Fla., in 2010. Troy Scot Carter was charged by federal authorities with securities fraud. A four-page criminal information says the church hired Carter ... (click for more)

City Set To Commission $200,000 Mural On MLK Boulevard By Famed Muralist Meg Saligman; Foundations To Cover Cost

The city is set to commission a $200,000 mural on the side of the AT&T Building on MLK Boulevard by famed muralist Meg Saligman. Ms. Saligman has created over 50 murals all over the world, including one called  "Fertile Ground" that is 32,500 square feet in Omaha, Neb. Her most famous mural is "Common Threads" on the west wall of the Stevens Administrative Center ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Needs To Grow Up - And Response

RE:  Finley Stadium Financial Picture Rosy; Beer And Alcohol Sales Approved; AstroTurf Almost Ready and City, County Pitching In $250,000 Each For New Finley Stadium AstroTurf I read a story here five days ago about a rosy future for Finley stadium. It lead me to believe that the stadium was making money and even improvements with donations.  Then we get a short ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sunday Funnies

They say March roars in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. So as you reach for your lambs-wool sweater on this last Sunday of the month, allow me to lighten up a bit with a new edition of my Sunday Funnies. I have a delightful crowd that keeps me supplied in jokes and these are some of the best that have come my way: A WOMAN'S PERFECT BREAKFAST -- She's sitting at the table ... (click for more)