Free Throws Pay Dividends for Lady Patriots
By: Tanner Voss
Friday night, the Lady Tigers traveled to Yukon to take on Southwest Covenant. The Lady Tigers fought hard but trailed by seven at halftime 25-18. In the second half, the Lady Tigers kept it close but still trailed 33-24 after the third quarter. In the fourth, the Lady Tigers held SWC to zero field goals made, but the Lady Patriots shot 15 free throws, making 11 of them as they held the Lady Tigers 45-37. Taytim Woods led the Lady Tigers with 18 points as the Lady Patriot’s Emma Riggs also had 18 points. SWC shot 39 free throws to UC’s 15 free throws. Junior, Laila Goad, stated: “I’ve never seen a team shoot that many free throws, it made the game feel like it took forever.” Lady Tigers also got in foul trouble as sophomores, Taytim Woods and Kailee Jackson, fouled out. The Lady Tigers travel to Paden on January 23 and look to get their third piece of hardware for the season. Come out and support!
Tigers Fall to Patriots
By: Tyler Ross
On Friday, January 17th, the Union City Tigers played SW Covenant. Covenant came out on fire starting with a 9-0 lead with 3 straight 3’s and from there they just kept going. Shooting lights out in the first half, Kurt Cole tallied up 37 points for the Patriots and their second-leading scorer, Will Haas, had 28 points. Union City tried doing everything they could do to stop Covenant, but they just couldn’t get a handle on the ball. Nando Pizano, Union’s point guard, did everything he could do racking up 17. The boys in blue have improved their free-throw percentage to 72% over the past few games. The boys fell hard with an ending score of 102-47; however, they are keeping their heads high as they move into the Paden Tournament beginning on January 23rd.