Story and Picture by Clinton Randall

UNION CITY, Ind. (11-8-19) – The Union City Lady Indians basketball team hosted Richmond Wednesday evening to open the regular season.

Despite leading the first half, foul trouble by some key players kept UC from stopping the Lady Red Devils from mounting a comeback and escaping with a 42-39 win.The Lady Indians held their lead halfway through the third quarter, when Richmond tied it up at 26-26. The lead changed hands several times the rest of the game, until Richmond went up by three in the closing seconds. Union City had one final attempt to tie it up, but were unable to hit a three-pointer as the clock expired.

UC head coach Sarah Black

“I thought the girls played hard. We came ready to go, but started the third quarter a little flat. Foul trouble messed up our rotation a bit, but I thought our team and bench responded well to that.”“Richmond was a physical team and it’s good for us to play in those types of games. A tough team early on helps us to find what we need to work on sooner.”

The Lady Indians were led in scoring by Skylie Lutz with 10, Mariah Claywell with eight and Jodi Carpenter with seven. They will look to rebound from the loss at home on Saturday against Southern Wells.


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