2017-18 Women's Basketball
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Left to Right -- Guard Candace Rhodes, forward Courtney White, and forward Raven Brown
Union College
Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 18, 2017

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Point University (23-6; 16-6 AAC) defeated Union College (16-13; 10-12 AAC), 63-56, in Saturday, Feb. 18 Appalachian Athletics Conference women's basketball action at Robison Arena, in Barbourville, Kentucky.  The Skyhawks finished third in the final AAC regular-season rankings, and will receive a bye during the first round of the AAC tournament.    


Point held Union to only seven points in the first quarter, and held a six-point lead going into the second quarter, 13-7.  The Skyhawks increased their lead to as many as 11 points with 8:10 left in the second quarter, but the Bulldogs put together a 16-4 run during the remainder of the quarter to hold a one-point lead at halftime, 25-24. 


There were seven lead changes in the third quarter, but the Skyhawks outscored the Bulldogs, 21-17, and led by three points going into the final quarter, 45-43.  Point lost its lead one time briefly 2:26 into the fourth quarter, but the Skyhawks finished the contest on a 15-8 run to edge out the Bulldogs, 63-56.  


Guard Candace Rhodes (JR/ Stone Mountain, GA) led the Skyhawks with 18 points, shot 2-of-5 from beyond the three-point line, stole the ball three times, and grabbed one rebound. Forward Raven Brown (Jr/ Marietta, GA) scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to secure a double-double, and also added two steals.  Forward Courtney White (JR/ Gulfport, MS) chipped in 11 points, eight boards and two steals, and guard Schelbi McKenzie (SO/ Stone Mountain, GA) added a game-high six steals to help the Skyhawk's defense.  


Three Bulldogs finished the contest with double-digit points, led by forward Maci Spence who finished with 16 points, nine boards, two assists, and one steal.  Guard Dannika Prator contributed 15 points, eight rebounds, one steal, and forward Aaliyah Lumson added 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks.         


The Skyhawks hit 23-of-64 field goals (.359), 3-of-17 three-pointers (.176), 14-of-20 free throws (.700), were outrebounded by the Bulldogs 44-34, committed 13 turnovers, and stole the ball 21 times.  Union made 21-of-52 shots (.404), 6-of-24 three-pointers (.250), and 8-of-12 free throws (.667) and committed 27 turnovers and stole the ball from Point five times.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Tory Wooley, Point University plays its next game in the quarter-finals of the AAC tournament on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Kingsport, Tenn.  The opponent and time are yet to be finalized.  Updates will be placed on www.pointskyhawks.com when further information is available.