Union City girls earn first-place hardware

Photo courtesy Union City Schools.

By Alex Chipps

Union City’s girls basketball team is getting familiar with winning on Championship Night at the Paden Invitational. UC earned the trophy with a 28-11 victory over Weleetka in the title game on Saturday.

The Lady Tigers competed against Carney in the first round. Union City held a lead the whole game, applying a strong defense and an intimidating offense. The ladies brought in the win, 46-34, advancing their record to 10-7 and giving UC a shot at hardware.

Photo courtesy Union City Schools.

Photo courtesy Union City Schools.

Union City faced Paden in the second round of the tournament. The ladies came out with energy and high hopes of winning. It was a tough match-up for the Lady Tigers, not holding much size and Paden presenting two 6-foot girls. UC worked hard to keep the ball out of the lane and to cover outside shooters.

Union City grabbed the win 47-40, pushing them to the Championship game and a chance winning the Paden Invitational for the second consecutive year.

In the championship game, the Lady Tigers were matched with the second seed, the Weleetka Outlaws. The ladies kept a strong lead the entire game, allowing Weleetka just 11 points. UC held a strong defense, decreasing the Outlaws chances to score.

The Union City Lady Tigers brought home first place hardware for the second year in a row.

The Lady Tigers return to action Tuesday, Jan. 24, at home against the Calumet Chieftans. Senior Night activities start at 6 p.m. and the game will be played right after.

 

This story was first posted at gouctigers.com and was republished with permission.