Remember When? Caldwell, Hamblen pace No. 4 UC’s thrashing of Vikings

Remember When? Caldwell, Hamblen pace No. 4 UC’s thrashing of Vikings
Remember when takes a look back at the local stories from the files of The Messenger that took place 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
30 Years Ago
Jan. 6 — The Union City Middle School basketball teams swept Obion. The Lady Twisters prevailed 24-18, while their male counterparts routed the Indians 39-19. Amy Jackson totaled a team-best 14 points for the UCMS girls. The Twister boys had Mark Griffin with eight tallies. The Union City boys led 27-8 at halftime.
Jan. 9 — South Fulton split a junior high hoops doubleheader with Woodland. The Lady Wildcats won 16-13 in the opener, while the Redmen coasted to a 41-19 victory in the boys’ contest. Janice Jordan paced the Woodland girls with a game-high 12 points. Leshia Williams offered five points for the SF ladies. In the boys’ game, Greg Britton led the way for South Fulton with 14 points, while Wade Glover, James Meadows and Allen Dickerson each totaled six markers. Woodland’s Stan Haskins was responsible for seven points.
20 Years Ago
Jan. 8 — Hillcrest swept South Fulton on the junior high hardwood. The Lady Cougars won 42-35, while the H’crest guys earned a 46-41 triumph. In the girls’ game, Michelle Barnett poured in 23 points to power the Hillcrest ladies, while Jill Hazelwood and Millie Jones both had 10 points for SF. Devilette Elaine Perry finished with nine tallies. In the boys’ game, Cougar Brian Clark had a game-high 24 points, while Todd Chappell offered 14 markers. The South Fulton boys were paced by Jeremy McFarland (13 points) and Chad Taylor (12 markers).
Jan. 9 — No. 4 ranked Union City (Class 2A) thrashed rival Humboldt 92-48 on the high school hardwood. Stanley Caldwell had a Twister-high 22 points, while Joe David Hamblen finished with 18 tallies and Bruce Williams added 12 for the victors. In the girls’ game, the Lady Vikings won by a 56-35 count. UC junior Latasha Thompson turned in her team’s best effort with 19 markers.
10 Years Ago
Jan. 8 — Obion Central held bragging rights over county rival South Fulton. The Lady Rebels avenged an earlier defeat to SF with a 42-36 triumph. Meanwhile, the OC boys completed the doubleheader sweep in the nightcap with an 85-75 victory. Lady Rebel Whitney Angel had a game-high 13 points, while teammate Sharia Hogg offered nine. South Fulton had Elizabeth Tate and Ashley Owens — both with nine points. In the boys’ game, four Obion Central players finished in twin figures. Lucas DuRall topped that list with 25 points, while Travis Johnson had 17, Kyle McBride added 15 and Jimmy Ware totaled 10. Red Devil Trey Pearson poured in 35 points, while B.J. Jordan and Chris Jennings each offered 11 during the defeat.
Jan. 9 — Former Obion Central basketball standout and Tennessee Tech starter Jason Harrell was honored as the Ohio Valley Conference’s Rookie of the Week. Harrell scored a career-high 27 points as the Golden Eagles defeated Eastern Kentucky 105-89.
5 Years Ago
Jan. 9 — One of the two games between South Fulton and Union City turned out to be a thriller. Labrica Ward drove to the basket for a lay-up with three seconds remaining to give the Lady Twisters a 46-44 victory over its county rival. DeBrisha Robinson finished with 17 points for the UC girls, while Brandi Alley also reached double digits for the victors with 10. Devilette Kaci Beadles had a game-high 20 tallies. In the nightcap, the Tornadoes coasted to a 98-44 thumping of the winless (0-12) Devils. Marquis Weddle and Tony Wilkins had 16 points each for Union City, while Xavier Robinson finished with 11. Drew Greer was the lone South Fulton player in twin figures with 10 tallies.
Jan. 10 — Union City Middle School hammered Three Oaks in its home basketball finale. The Lady Twisters were on the right side of a 52-8 rout, while their male counterparts battered the opposition 68-27. Brittany Mitchell totaled a game-best 21 points for UC, while Paige Fisher also reached double digits with 11 tallies. On the boys’ side, Union City had Josh Nicks with 14 points, while K.J. Brooks offered a double-double (12 points and 10 rebounds). Ryan Pettigrew was a point shy of twin figures with nine tallies and a like number of boards.
1 Year Ago
Jan. 8 — The Black Oak girls survived their biggest scare to date. The Lady Eagles, who trailed 24-22 with three quarters complete, came back to overtake Lake Road and win 28-27. Dianna Flippen, who sank both the game-tying and game-winning free throws with under a minute to go, had 14 points and 12 rebounds for BO. Lady General Nicole Storey equaled Flippen’s point total. In the boys’ game, LR won 41-19. John Garrett had a Lake Road-best 12 points. BO’s David Jones had eight.
Jan. 8 — The UT Martin men fell 87-82 at Austin Peay. Union City High School product Marquis Weddle poured in 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting (4-of-7 from 3-point range). Fellow UCHS alum MJ Brown hit both of his treys and played 26 minutes. The Skyhawk women also fell at APSU in a 63-45 decision. Alecia Weatherly turned in UTM’s best individual effort with 14 points, while Cali Cupples totaled 11 and Union City alum Labrica Ward had 10. The Skyhawk women were without the services of Darnisha Lyles, who missed the game due to illness.

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