UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagle girls and boys swept a Three Rivers League doubleheader at home Tuesday. Uniontown dispatched the visiting Chetopa High Hornet teams.
Uniontown’s girls took full advantage of their size disparity against Chetopa.
The Eagles controlled the backboards, coupled with a dominating performance from sophomore forward Jacy Ermel and a stifling defensive press that turned into a 55-31 win.
The victory lifts Uniontown’s record to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in Three Rivers League play.
Uniontown’s boys upended the Hornets
37-34 to improve to 2-1 in TRL play and 6-8 overall. Chetopa dropped to 1-1 in league and 4-7 overall
Uniontown zipped to a 17-9 lead after one period and a 32-14 advantage at the break. The lead grew to 30, 52-22, after three quarters.
“We had a size advantage and we got it inside early,” Uniontown head coach Ken Holt said.
The main beneficiaries were Ermel and Smith. Ermel hit 11 of 17 field goals for a game-high 24 points and 17 rebounds. Smith, meanwhile, added 15 points, nine boards and three steals. Tiffany Poyner added five of the Eagles’ 16 steals to go with four assists. Breanna Esslinger also had four assists and two blocks.
“They struggled with our pressure,” Holt said, noting the Eagles forced 39 Chetopa turnovers.
Jenae Jackson scored eight points to lead Chetopa.
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