Clay Webster

Union City’s Clay Webster gets off a shot in Tuesday night’s home game against Cochranton.

UNION CITY — The Union City boys were defeated 51-12 after they failed to score in the first quarter of Monday’s Region 3 game with Cochranton.

UC, now 1-9, was held to only four points in each of the last three quarters.  

The Bears finally got on the board about 2 minutes into the second period as senior Collen Hornaman drove from the point to the paint and laid up a shot, making it 21-2.

Clay Webster and Hornaman were the Bears’ leading scorers with four points apiece.

Webster also led the team in rebounds (8) and blocks (3).

Bryce Hopson pulled down six rebounds while Hornaman had three. 

“We played pretty good defense,” assistant coach Omar Chase said. “We have got to put the ball in the basket in order to be more competitive. We are really struggling on the offensive side of the ball.”

Cochranton is now 2-1 in the region, Union City 0-3.

Union City’s JVs also suffered a loss to Cochranton, 45-26.

“We had a good first quarter, jumping out to a 10-3 lead, then we got sloppy with our ball handling and quit playing defense,” coach Chase said. “We have to be more consistent the whole game, not just one quarter.”

Bronnan Higley put up a team-high eight points while also had eight rebounds and two blocks. Jason Dougherty finished with 11 rebounds, five steals, four points and two assists.

Nate Baxter contributed four points and three rebounds while Jordan Eliason scored three points off a trey.

Union City will travel to Northwestern tonight for a nonregion game.  

  UNION CITY (1-9): Collen Hornaman 2 0-0 4, Webster 2 0-2 4, Higley 1 0-0 2, Kinney 1 0-0 2, Hopson 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 0-2 12.

  COCHRANTON (4-6): Hoffman 4 1-4 10, 2 with 8. Totals 20 8-17 51.

Cochranton      15   11  13   12    —   51

Union City        0     4    4     4    —   12

  3-pts: C-Hoffman.

Junior Varsity Game

  UNION CITY (1-4): Hoban 1 0-0 3,  Higley 4 0-0 8, Dougherty 2 0-0 4, Baxter 2 0-0 4, Parker 0 2-2 2, Eliason 1 0-0 3, B.Hornaman 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 2-2 26.

Cochranton      3    13   16   13   —   45

Union City     10      2    5     9    —   26

 3-pts: UC-Hoban, Eliason.

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