The Lady Spartans hosted the West Bladen Knights Tuesday night. Although in Union territory, it was the Knights who dominated the court. The end result was a West Bladen victory, 63-37.
West Bladen jumped to a quick start in the first quarter, scoring 18 points and holding Union to 0. The Spartans started finding the basket in the second, scoring 11 points, but was no match for West Bladen, who had a 29 point lead at halftime. Union had trouble competing with West Bladen’s defense, and only added 26 points to their total in the third and fourth quarter combined. West Bladen came out with the win over the Spartans, 63-37.
Eva Long led the scoring for the Spartans with 11 points. She was assisted by Shamyra Hope with 6 points, Mia Bronson with 5 points, and Lauren Preddy with 5 points.
Bryant Register, head coach for Union, said, “Bottom line was we just didn’t show up. I was a little disappointed with our effort and intensity tonight. We made a lot of mental mistakes, but they are all things we can work on. We’ll address these things tomorrow in practice and prepare for a very good Trask team Thursday.”
Union will travel to Trask Thursday for their last game before Christmas break.