Twisters play on; SF gals so close

Twisters play on; SF gals so close
The Union City Middle School boys team is the last local squad standing at the TMSAA Small School West Sectional.
The Twisters improved to 19-0 on the campaign, besting Lanier 30-22 on Tuesday evening to advance to the semifinals of the event — the highest level that a middle school/junior high team can compete at.
Meanwhile, South Fulton had its 2011 season ended at Memphis Bellevue in a 44-41 overtime loss to Cypress.
Weather permitting, the UCMS boys are set to play Lester at 6 p.m. on Thursday in Memphis. The TMSAA West Sectional boys’ title game is set for Friday evening at around 7:30.
UC 30, Lanier 22 (B)
The Twisters blanked Lanier 8-0 in the first quarter and led 18-5 at halftime.
“We played good defense in the first half and held their leading scorer (Mosterio Jordan) to just six points in the game,” UCMS boys’ coach Ronald Ward said.
Malik Stockdale top-ped the Twister scorebook with 10 points and five rebounds, while Joe Wiggins turned in an eight-point performance.
James Mays brought down 13 rebounds for Union City.
Cypress 44, SF 41 (G)
Tuesday’s contest was tied at 13-all after a quarter and 20-all at the half.
South Fulton (19-3) was up 28-27 after three quarters, but the count was evened at 38 when regulation ended.
“It was close all the way through,” said SF’s Jeremy McFarland, who made the trip to assist acting head coach Joe Brown in the absence of Curt Lee. “We fought tooth and nail. We had stretches where our shots didn’t fall, but so did they.
“In the end, they hadn’t shown to be a good free throw shooting team, but they hit 4-of-5 in overtime and that was the difference.”
Carmen Hutchins paced South Fulton with 12 points, while Sierra Coley added 11 and Melanie Johnson finished with 10.

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