Sterling, Kan. - Former Sterling College Warriors assistant basketball coach Sean Gillespie brought his Union College team into the Gleason Center on Saturday in defeated the Warriors 63-56 in the final game of the 2010 Warrior Classic. Union used tough defense to force SC into 22 turnovers which Union would turn into 24 points, and the Warriors were unable to make a late run to take the lead and seal the game.
Raheem Odomes of Sterling led all scorers in the game with 15 points. Sterling's Trent Stutzman had ten. Union had three players in double-digit scoring. Turrell Morris scored 12 points, Vince Coleman had 11, and Cody Miller scored ten.
Also returning to Sterling on the Union bench as an assistant coach was former Sterling College women's basketball assistant coach Jarrod Stanford. Stanford is also a Sterling graduate.
With the loss, SC drops to 2-5 on the season. Sterling will have two exhibition games over the break before returning to regular season action in the KCAC opener against Southwestern College on December 2nd at 8:00pm. On Monday, Sterling will travel to Oklahoma to play Northeastern Oklahoma State University in an exhibition game, and next Saturday, SC will travel to Hays to play Fort Hays State University in a 4:00pm exhibition game.