UNIONTOWN — Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans had too much firepower for Uniontown High’s Eagles Saturday.
The Lady Titans, one of the top 10 teams in Kansas Class 1A, came calling in a makeup game from early January. The Eagles weren’t able to respond to a big second half by the Lady Titans as the visitors locked up a 61-42 win.
“I thought we played well except for a couple of letdowns,’ said Ken Holt, Uniontown head coach. “When they made a run in the third quarter, we didn’t respond. It seemed to take the air out of us.”
Uniontown led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter. Southern Coffey County pushed to a 27-22 halftime lead. In the third quarter, the Lady Titans outscored the Eagles 22-12.
Southern Coffey County put the finishing touches on the win with 12-8 run in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Titans shot 45 percent, 24 of 53, from the field and downed 12 of 14 free throw attempts. The Eagle girls were 7 of 11 at the line and shot 45 percent, 17 of 38, from the field.
A big difference in the game came from bench players. Southern Coffey County got 22 points from its reserves while Uniontown got four points.
Kristin Stephens led the Lady titans with 16 points. Kaitlin Meyer tossed in 13 and Shelby Birk had 12 points.
Jacy Ermel paced Uniontown with 19 points. Abbie Smith had five assists. Ermel and Smith had seven rebounds each.
On Tuesday, Southern Coffey County goes to St. Paul and Uniontown hosts Central Heights.
There was no report on Saturday’s boys’ game between Uniontown and Southern Coffey County.
Uniontown girls (14-8-12-8—42) (FG/3-pt): Ermel 8-3-3-19, Smith 3-2-2-8, Esslinger 1/1-0-1-5, Poyner 2-0-2-4, Jurgensen 2-0-0-4, Clayton 0-2-0-2, Shook 0-0-1-0, Rathbun 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 16/1-7-11-42.
Southern Coffey County girls (13-14-22-12—61) (FG/3-pt): Stephens 6-4-3-16, Meyer 5-3-1-13, Birk 4/1-1-2-12, Garland 2-2-1-6, Jacob 2-0-1-4, Ohl 2-0-3-4, Gudenkauf 1-0-1-2, Seabolt 1-0-2-2, Witteman 0-2-0-2. TOTALS: 23/1-12-14-61.
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