Last updated: January 04. 2014 1:17AM - 651 Views
Michala Robinson Sports Writer



Michala Robinson/The Sampson IndependentUnion's Jajuan Newkirk searches for an open teammate against Wallace Friday night.
Michala Robinson/The Sampson IndependentUnion's Jajuan Newkirk searches for an open teammate against Wallace Friday night.
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It was a Bulldog takeover during the varsity boys game Friday night at Union High School. Although on their home turf, the Spartans just couldn’t handle the Dogs’ intensity. The final score was 66-35, a Bulldog victory.


The first quarter showed what seemed to be an equal match up, with Union scoring 11 trailing Wallace who had 16. In the second, Wallace added 15 points to their lead, while Union only managed to add 6.


After halftime, the Bulldogs really powered through, and more than doubled their score in the second half. Union was struggling to find the basket, and it showed in the final score, 66-35 in Bulldog favor.


“We continue to struggle taking care of the ball and putting the ball in the goal,” said Spartan head coach Tim Pope. “When you have as many turnovers as you have points, you can’t expect anything good to happen. Until we start taking better care of the ball and shooting better than 30% from the floor, we will continue to struggle. We’ll get back to work next week and prepare for Clinton Tuesday.”


Leading the scoring for Union was Brandon Lovette with 8 points, Dezmond Faison with 7 points, Maurice Robinson with 6 points, Cullen Cottle with 5 points.


Union’s conference record is now 0-3. They will host Clinton Tuesday night to continue their conference play.


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