YOUNGSVILLE — Using a 19-9 edge in the second period, the Youngsville boys knocked off visiting Union City 63-50 in a Region 2 basketball game Friday night.

The Bears fell to 4-8 in the region and 4-11 overall while the host Eagles moved to 4-7 and 4-9.

Matthew Bennett led UC with 19 points. Cole DeSimone made three 3-point baskets and had 13 markers. Wyatt Post added nine.

Ethan Kesterholt led Youngsville with 17 points.

 

UNION CITY (50): Bennett 6 5-6 19, Post 3 3-4 9, Uber 2 0-0 5, DeSimone 5 0-2 13, Drayer 1 0-0 3, James 0 1-2 1. Totals 17 9-14 50

Union City    12   9  13  16  --  50

Youngsville  15  19  15  14  --  63

JV: Youngsville 48, Union City 38.

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UNION CITY — Playing Maplewood for the second time in three days, Union City's girls again came up short against the Lady Tigers losing 63-48 on Saturday.

Maplewood took control with a 20-9 edge in period two.

Eliza Reynolds had 22 points for the losing Bears making two 3-pointers in the second quarter. Sadie Thomas netted 13 of 14 foul shots and had 21 points for the winners.

"We were a lot more competitive with them than we were on Thursday," claimed coach Matt Moon. "They made eight threes and 23 free throws. I continue to take pride in the fact these girls never quit and never think they’re out of a game. We rebounded better and took a lot of quality shots that just didn’t fall. 

"We still have a shot at making the playoffs and the girls won’t go down without a fight," he stated.

UC is 4-8 in the region and 6-9 overall, Maplewood now 7-2 and 8-3.

 

UNION CITY (48): E.Reynolds 9 2-3 22, C.Reynolds 1 4-4 6, C.Zielinski 2 0-1 4, M.Magee 2 0-0 4, J.Messinger 0 3-8 3, E.Zielinski 1 0-0 3, Higley 1 1-4 3, Tingley 0 1-2 1, S.Messinger 1 0-0 2.

Maplewood    15  20  13  15  --  63

Union City      13   9    7  19  --  48

 

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