Eagle girls roll, boys fall in a close game



January 29, 2010 - 12:00 AM

UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s girls and boys achieved a split of non-league games against visiting Erie High School Thursday.
In make-up games, the Eagle girls bolted to a 63-37 win over the Red Devils while the Eagle boys dropped a 56-52 decision.
“The girls set the tone early defensively and created some turnovers,” said Ken Holt, UHS girls’ head coach. “They shared the ball especially well (Thursday) night.”
The Eagle girls were off and running to a 34-15 halftime lead. They outscored Erie 20-6 in the third quarter.
Balanced scoring came from sharing the basketball for the Eagle girls. Hayden Rathbun and Abbie Smith each had 12 points and Tiffany Poyner had 11. Jacy Ermel and Breanna Esslinger each tossed in 10 points.
Ermel grabbed 11 rebounds and had three assists. Smith had eight rebounds. Poyner made five of the team’s 10 steals.
Brooke Harper had four points. Tayler Shook and Hope Jurgensen each had two points.
Erie was led by Katie Brungardt with 12 points. Alyson Volz tossed in nine points.
The Uniontown girls improved to 8-5.
The Eagle boys were in a nip-and-tuck contest with the Red Devils. Uniontown led 14-13 after one quarter but trailed 32-27 at the break.
Erie outscored Uniontown 16-15 in the third. The Eagles kept coming back with a 10-8 scoring edge in the fourth. It just wasn’t quite enough.
Ben Dixon led the Eagles with 20 points. DuShaun Robinson added 16 and Zach Travis scored 12. Robert Kuns and Brenton Esslinger each had two points.
Erie was paced by Kaleb Treadway and Tyler Klister with 18 points each.
Uniontown’s boys are 5-8 on the season.
Next up for the Eagle teams is a Three Rivers League doubleheader at home against Chetopa on Tuesday.

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