|Union City sweep not all good news |
|Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 7:00 pm |
|The Union City boys won, but they lost. |
The Tornadoes triumphed for the fifth straight time with a 60-44 decision over Trenton Friday night, but lost the services of starting point guard Jamie Hyde for an indefinite period with a sprained ankle.
Hyde will miss at least Tuesday’s District 14A showdown with Humboldt — the only team to beat UC in 10 District 14A games this season — and likely “one-to-two weeks,” according to head coach Shane Sisco.
The sophomore guard had a three-to-one assists to turnover ratio though the Tornadoes’ 20 games to-date and had been lauded for his excellent defense by Sisco on opposing teams’ point guards during that time.
UC methodically dispatched Peabody Friday, despite Hyde’s second-quarter, non-contact injury.
The Twisters (14-6, 9-1) led 16-6 at the end of the first quarter and had a burst of 10 consecutive points in the second period to go up by a 34-19 margin at the half.
The difference was as large as 18 points in the third frame and as many as 20 in the fourth with Trenton never making a serious rally.
Peyton Mosley had 16 points to lead three Union City players in double figures. Tre Lewis added 14 and Marcus DeBerry had 12, including a pair of 3-pointers.
The Tornadoes forced the Tide into 19 turnovers and had 13 offensive rebounds.
UC 57, Trenton 35 (G)
Once Amber Fair got started, the Lady Tornadoes couldn’t be stopped.
Behind her 35 points, Union City (11-8, 8-2) overcame a sluggish start to run away from Peabody on Friday night.
The Lady Twisters trailed 10-6 after one period but than rallied to take a 20-16 halftime lead. UC’s margin then reached 14 points at 39-25 at the end of three quarters.
Union City did most of its scoring from near point-blank range, most baskets coming from in close. The Tornadoes hit four times from beyond the 3-point circle.
Lorna Hudson led the Lady Tide with 14 points. Published in The Messenger 1.23.12