Jackson, TN. (Lyon) - The Lyon College Women's Basketball team falls to the first place team in the TranSouth Conference, Union University 52-73. Union is also currently ranked No. 2 in the nation while Lyon sits at No. 25.
The Scots were lead tonight by Junior guard Phagen Altom with 12 points, Debbie Onukwube with 10, and forward Lauren Ramsey with 8 points. The Scots shot 32% from the field and a perfect 100% from the free throw line going 13-13. While Union shot 47% from the field and only 57% from the free throw line.
The Scots are now 13-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Head coach Tracy Stewart-Lange commented after the game stating "We played hard and did enough good things in the first half to be right there. We went into the half and had held their post scoreless and their All American had only 6. But a kid who had seen limited minutes lit it up from the three and really hurt us. We just never seemed to be able to string enough good possessions together to get in any kind of flow on offense. But they also had a lot to do with that. I really thought we would defend them better than we did".
Union was led by Mrashi Karumba coming off the bench with 19 points, including 3 from beyond the arc while also pulling down 7 boards. Amy Philamlee also added to the Union offense by dropping 17 points.
The Scots return to their home court on Saturday January 14th in Becknell Gymnasium at 2pm against Conference opponent Martin Methodist College. Come out and support your Scots as they take on Martin Methodist College who are currently receiving votes for top 25.