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UC gals cruise against Halls; Twisters hold off late charge

UC gals cruise against Halls; Twisters hold off late charge
UC gals cruise against Halls; Twisters hold off late charge

Union City’s Travis Rutland holds onto the ball during the Twisters’ win on Thursday against Halls.
The Union City girls never gave Halls a chance on the middle school hardwood Thursday evening.
The Lady Twisters led 30-3 at halftime as they allowed just one bucket and a free throw in the first two quarters to their Lauderdale County opposition en route to a 45-13 final.
On the boys’ side, it was much closer, but ultimately the same final result with UC taking a 39-31 decision.
The Tigers pulled to within four points before Union City was able to put them away thanks to its “big men”, according to boys’ coach Ronald Ward.
In other action of local interest on Thursday, Ridgemont swept Lake Road with the girls 44-28 victors and the boys on top 37-28 and South Fulton took a pair from Black Oak (44-17 boys, 41-22 girls).
On the jayvee and freshman hardwood, the Obion Central boys won with the former victorious 33-29 and the latter a 65-51 winner against Dyersburg.
Twisters sweep Halls
Travis Rutland and Keylon Hyde each offered double-doubles as the Golden Tornadoes improved to 9-2 (7-2 in West Tennessee Athletic Conference action) on the campaign.
Rutland and Hyde totaled 16 points each with nearly identical stat sheets that only differed by the former’s advantage in rebounding 11-10.
Otherwise, Jamie Hyde snatched six steals for the Twisters.
In the girls’ game, Amber Fair pitched in a team-high 12 points with six rebounds and six steals, while Jackie Hudson contributed 10 markers and she pulled down 11 caroms.
Shannon Wiggins was a point shy of double digits with nine points and nine assists for Union City (8-3, 8-1 WTAC).
UC also won a girls’ “B” game by the final of 30-12 on Thursday. Kayleigh Bynum outscored the Lady Tigers by herself with 13 points during that triumph.
Union City returns to action on Monday at Lake County.
R’mont takes pair from LR
Taylor Baker changed the course of the game with nine steals that led to a total of six Lady Mustang games during Thursday’s victory.
Ali McEwen (17 points, seven rebounds) and Paige Hicks (14 points, eight assists) for Ridgemont (8-1).
In the boys’ game, Ridgemont hit its first five shots en route to the triumph.
Wade Victory propelled the Mustangs (5-4) with 11 points, while Thomas Smith also reached double digits with 10.
Smith also pulled down eight rebounds, four shy of Brett Burress’ team-best 12.
No stats were reported to The Messenger by LR.
Ridgemont hosts Black Oak on Monday, while Lake Road travels to Hillcrest the same night.
SF twice a winner
The South Fulton boys were stuck on eight during Thursday’s triumph against the Eagles.
Khiry Lewis, Chase Kane and Tevaris James each scored that many points, while Kane also pulled down that number of rebounds for the Red Devils (9-2).
For Black Oak (0-8), Blake Rudd finished with a game-high 11 points and eight rebounds, while Hunter Short brought down nine caroms.
In the opener, Talea Cross propelled the SF girls (9-2) as she put in 12 points and dished out six assists. Ka-lon Martin also hit on double digits in scoring with 11 points.
For the Lady Eagles (0-8), Darcey Jones topped the scorebook with six points.
FRESHMAN
OC 33, Dyersburg 29 (B)
Christian Higgins poured in 20 points to lead the Obion Central frosh team to victory.
Meanwhile, Michael Hussey pitched a half-dozen for the Rebels.
On the glass, Drake Richards pulled down seven rebounds, while Gauldin took six caroms.
JAYVEE
OC 65, Dyersburg 51 (B)
Tanner Noles poured in 22 points and Jacquis Williams and Brady York each contributed 12 for the Rebels.
The OC jayvee boys return to action on Saturday with an outing against Union City.

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