Lady Cubs, Wildcat teams
are ousted from 2A substate
It took an incredible shot by a player having an incredible night to beat Uniontown High’s Eagle girls Monday.
“G.A. Tucker hit a guarded three-point shot with two seconds on the clock to win. She had an incredible night even before the last shot,” said Ken Holt, Uniontown girls’ head coach
Tucker’s trey lifted the fifth-seeded Sedan High Blue Devils over the fourth-seeded Eagles 46-45 in Kansas Class 2A Substate Basketball Tournament action. The loss at home ends Uniontown’s season at 13-8.
“I could not be prouder of our girls,” Holt said. “They played hard four four quarters. We just came up short.”
Tucker finished with 29 of her team’s 46 points. She had four threes and was 5 of 5 at the free-throw line.
Sedan had a 16-9 lead by the close of the first quarter but Uniontown reversed things. The Eagles went on an 18-9 run in the second to take a 27-25 halftime lead.
The Eagles outscored the Blue Devils 12-10 in the third. Sedan surged back for an 11-6 advantage in the final eight minutes.
Jacy Ermel scored 16 points and had 15 rebounds for Uniontown. Abbie Smith added 10 points and had three blocked shots.
Tiffany Poyner dished out seven of the team’s 14 assists. Uniontown was 18 of 47, 38 percent, from the field and went 6 of 10 at the line.
Sedan shot 35 percent, 17 of 48, from the field and downed 6 of 9 foul shots. Each team had 25 rebounds and 17 turnovers.
IN OTHER first-round girls’ games of the 2A substate hosted by Oswego, top-seeded Pittsburg St. Mary’s-Colgan dispatched Humboldt 61-23 and second-seeded Oswego handed Marmaton Valley a 64-35 pass out of the tournament.
The Register did not receive reports on the following games.
According to information found in today’s Pittsburg Sun newspaper, Colgan went 10-0 at home with the win over Humboldt, which finished at 0-21.
Colgan led Humboldt 20-3 after one and it was 37-9 at halftime.
Taylyn Wells had 10 points for Humboldt. Kindahl Young added seven. Whitney Strack had four points and Kristen Todd had two.
Colgan got 14 points from Katie Hayes and 10 from Ashley Werner to lead the Panthers.
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