Story and picture by Clinton Randall

UNION CITY, Ind. – The Union City Lady Indians had their work cutout for them as they hosted the state-ranked Monroe Central Wednesday (12-4-19) evening. UC refused to back down to veteran Lady Bears, battling for a solid four quarters and ultimately getting the upset by a final score of 58-53.

UC head coach Sarah Black

“We knew going into this game it was going to be a tough one as the Bears are ranked 5th in 2A. The biggest key was for us to play together as a team and every person understand what the team needed from them in particular and everyone as a whole to help them succeed. It was a team effort with everyone contributing both on and off the bench. It was a great team win!”

The Lady Indians were led in scoring by Skylie Lutz with 23 points, followed by Mariah Claywell with 10, Mackenzie Green with nine and Emily Livingston added eight. Claywell also added six assists and six steals and Livingston pulled down six rebounds.

A clutch pass from Livingston to senior Luzy Corona, along with late-game free throws by Claywell and Green helped seal the victory for the Lady Indians.

Coach Black concluded

“I welcome these challenging games that put us in tough situations against good teams so it can help prepare us for later down the road and hopefully a tournament run.”

The Lady Indians are now 5-2 and will be back in action on Saturday with a boy/girl double header against Mississinawa Valley. The varsity will play at 6 p.m. and the JV at 730. All UC Indiana and Ohio first responders will be honored between games.