Twisters return to form; girls fall

Twisters return to form; girls fall
The Union City boys looked like a different team just two nights after losing to Obion Central.
No so for the Tornado girls.
UC bounced back from an unsightly showing in a 16-point loss to its county rival with a 90-55 rout of homestanding Dresden Monday night.
Four different Tornado players scored in double figures, led by Peyton Mosley (23) and LaMonte Dickerson (16), who both posted career highs.
The  Union City girls, though, struggled badly on offense for the second straight outing, scoring 30 points again in a 50-30 loss.
The Lady Twisters scored just 12 first-half points and trailed by a dozen at the intermission.
Union City will play again tonight and for the third time in four days, at Westview.
UC 90, Dresden 55 (B)
Already up 49-36 at halftime, a stepped-up Union City defensive effort fueled a 41-19 blitz in the second half when the mercy rule was put in motion.
“I thought we were sluggish a little defensively in the first half, but we came out in the third quarter and did a much better job,” UC head coach Shane Sisco said. “I was pleased that we were able to get the ball into the post and do some things with it.”
Dickerson scored 13 of his 16 points in that third frame when the Tornadoes (2-1) outscored the host team 29-11.
Tre Lewis and Malik Stockdale joined Mosley and Dickerson in twin digits with 13 points apiece.
Union City’s two most impressive statistics in the contest were 21 offensive rebounds and just seven turnovers committed.
Dresden, meanwhile, was guilty of 20 turnovers.
Union City shot 31-of-53 (58.4 percent) from 2-point range, but just 6-of-18 (33 percent) from beyond the arc.
The short-handed Lions (0-3) were missing starters Gatlin Hatchel and Tyler McPeak due to the football program’s involvement with the state playoffs.
Kourtney Sawyer and Brock Dilday had 13 points apiece to lead Dresden in scoring.
Dresden 50, UC 30 (G)
While both teams had just nine field goals each, the Lady Lions were dead-eye from the charity stripe — hitting 31-of-37 — while Union City missed 15-of-27 attempts.
Dresden, which improved to 3-0 on the young season, hit 83.7 percent from the foul line with Jessica Jones particularly impressive by sinking 17-of-18 on her way to a game-high 22 points.
Amy McAlpin was next on the Lady Lion score sheet with eight points.
Dresden led 13-6 after one, 24-12 at the half and 32-19 with three periods in the book before putting the Lady Tornadoes away with an 18-11 edge in the final eight minutes.
UC, which was foul-plagued throughout the contest, got 13 points from Jackie Hudson and 11 from Tory Reedy.
Normally high-scoring Amber Fair did not make a field goal and finished with just two points.
“We just weren’t very good again offensively,” Lady Twister head coach Eddie Suiter understated. “We rushed getting the ball upcourt, and then we rushed shots and didn’t make them.
“We could never get in any type of flow.”
Union City fell to 1-2 and hit just 20 percent (9-of-45) of its shots from the field, missing all 15 of its 3-point attempts. Published in The Messenger 11.22.11

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