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UCMS squads will play again

UCMS squads will play again
The Union City Middle School girls have at least two more games on their schedule after weekend action at the Small School Area Tournament in Oakland.
The Lady Twisters defeated Fayette-East 50-31 Saturday in the event’s semifinals to earn a slot in both Tuesday’s finals and the West Sectional.
The UCMS girls also downed Halls 43-18 on Friday night in the opening round of the Area tourney.
The Union City boys are also still alive at the event after their 47-31 triumph over Three Oaks at the Fayette-Ware-hosted event.
The Twisters (9-7) play top seed Humboldt tonight at 6 with a berth in the Area tourney finals and the West Sectional on the line.
The UC girls (16-1) battle Lake County on Tuesday evening at 6 for the girls’ Area championship.
GIRLS
UC 50, Fayette-East 31
A trio of Lady Twisters finished in double digits during Saturday’s victory.
Amber Fair topped that list with 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks.
Meanwhile, Kaleigh Bynum compiled a stat sheet of 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Jackie Hudson was also an impressive Lady Tornado against FE with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Union City girls’ coach Lisa Williams also lauded the defensive effort of Brittany Parker, who pulled down seven rebounds.
UC 43, Halls 18
Fair, Hudson and Bynum all also reached twin figures in their first game at the Area Tournament.
Fair finished the victory over the Lady Tigers with 12 points, while Hudson and Bynum both offered 11.
Bynum also grabbed 11 rebounds to complete a double-double.
BOYS
UC 47, Three Oaks 31
Marcus DeBerry paced Union City with a team-high 16 points, while James Mayes offered 15 during Saturday afternoon’s triumph.
Jamie Hyde also contributed greatly to the Twisters’ victory with 11 steals.

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