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Union girls punish Pelahatchie

By By Marty Stamper/staff writer
Feb. 13, 2002
UNION  The Union girls have no seniors on their basketball team this season and with that comes frequent growing pains.
Tuesday night, however, it was the Lady Jackets dishing out the misery as they whipped Pelahatchie 65-33 in first-round action of the Division 6-1A Tournament.
In other games Tuesday, the Sebastopol girls bashed Edinburg 49-17, the Thomatown boys drubbed Edinburg 93-42, and the Sebastopol boys knocked off Lake 65-49.
In Thursday's semifinal round, the Union girls will take on Sebastopol at 4 p.m. followed by the Sebastopol and Thomastown boys at 5:30. At 7, the top-seeded and defending Class 1A state champion Lake Lady Hornets will face Thomastown with the top-seeded Union boys meeting Pelahatchie at 8:30.
Union girls 65
Pelahatchie 33
The Lady Jackets jumped out to a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and carried a 38-13 lead into halftime to advance to the semifinal round.
Union led 51-22 to start the fourth quarter.
LaSaundra Harrison, Lauren White, and Megan Tidwell each had 12 points as Union upped its record to 13-14. The Lady Jackets also got eight points apiece from Marley Smith and Amechia Hickman.
The Lady Jackets had 58 rebounds and 31 steals. White and Curbie Buckley both had eight rebounds with Smith getting seven boards. Hickman and Hali Rainer both had five steals.
Pelahatchie, 3-11, got 12 points from Joetta Watson, eight from Breanna Hoard, and seven from Veronica Collins.
Sebastopol 65
Lake boys 49
Lake led 12-5 after one quarter, but Sebastopol used a 28-12 advantage in the second period to take a 33-24 lead into halftime.
The Bobcats held a 49-32 lead through three quarters.
Sebastopol, 13-15, got 24 points from Sylvester Snow, 18 from Eric James, and 10 from Curtis Price.
Danny Towner led Lake, 7-20, with 12 points.
Sebastopol 49
Edinburg girls 17
Sebastopol upped its record to 16-15 with its 32-point win. The Lady Bobcats, who went 5-21 last season, led 18-2 after one quarter and held a 32-9 advantage at halftime.
The Lady Bobcats got 14 points from Ashley Johnson, 13 from Tamika Triplett, 10 from Brittany Gordon, and eight from Laquita Triplett.
Edinburg wound up its season with an 0-22 mark. The Lady Eagles got four points apiece from Mallory McGowin, Amber Ladner, and Amanda Wilcox.
Thomastown 93
Edinburg boys 42
Second-seeded Thomastown waylayed Edinburg to advance to Thursday's semifinals.
The 18-8 Bulldogs held a 25-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter and took a 49-20 lead into halftime. Thomastown was up 76-28 to start the fourth quarter.
Gerrick Nichols hit four 3-pointers to lead Thomastown with 33 points. David Harper hit four 3s in his 18 points. Eric Burke scored 13 with Chris Kitchens tossing in seven.
Edinburg, 1-21, got 22 points from Matt McGowin and nine from Cory Burns.