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Panthers Record Dramatic Win Against Piedmont International

February 07, 2019

Virginia Union University's Jordan Peebles blocked a shot and Raemaad Wright grabbed the rebound to preserve a dramatic 74-73 win over Piedmont International University on Wednesday, February 6, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

"You've got to tip your hat to Piedmont," said VUU Head Coach Jay Butler.  "They came out and played a whale of a basketball game.  They shot the ball well and were definitely well-prepared.  Our guys fought and fought and were able to pull it out at the end."

Virginia Union's Terrell Leach scored a team-high 21 points while Wright added 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

"This game shouldn't have been that close," said Wright.  "We came out and played to our level of competition, but we ended up getting the win, so overall it was a good game tonight."

The win raised VUU's record to 14-9 on the season while Piedmont International fell to 9-14.

Virginia Union now faces Virginia State University at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.