story and picture by Clinton Randall
Lynn, Ind. (1-11-20) – The Union City Lady Indians squared off against conference rival Winchester in the semifinal round of the Randolph County Tournament Friday evening.
The Lady Indians came prepared to play, grabbing an early 15-4 lead and taking a 39-31 lead at the half. UC struggled in the third quarter, scoring just four points to the Lady Falcons’ 29. Winchester tied up the contest with just over four minutes to play in the third before taking the lead and securing a 63-51 victory to advance to the championship game tonight against Monroe Central.
UC head coach Sarah Black
“I think the girls played a great game. Winchester is very deep and they just kept throwing new legs at us and I think the combination of that and early foul trouble hurt us in the end. I was proud of the way our girls came out and played from the start. Having the opportunity to play a good team like Winchester twice in the season is a good thing for us and helps us to discuss situations we may run into during the tournament.”
“We saw a lot of nice things out of our team tonight and although we didn’t come out with a win I think there are a lot of positives to come out of this game.”
The Lady Indians were led in scoring by Mackenize Green and Skylie Lutz who each had 17 points.
Union City (11-6) will be back in action for a non-conference match-up Wednesday on the road again Blackford.