Union City looks to defend Holiday Tournament title
Making it to the championship game looked bleak for the Lady Indians after being shutdown in the first half of this morning’s semifinal game against Morristown. UC found themselves down 20-10 at the half…only scoring a mere two points in the second quarter.
“I told the girls in the locker room that they have to execute and that we can not play for them,” said UC head coach Sarah Black. “Ten points in the first half is the lowest we scored all year…that is just not like us.”
The halftime break was apparently just what the Lady Indians needed to jump start the team. Combined with some key baskets and a tremendous defensive effort, UC was able to outscore Morristown 29-9 in the second half and advance to the championship game with a 39-29 victory.
“I am really pleased with how the girls responded in the second half,” added Coach Black. “I told them we needed to get stops on defense and come out and get the first few baskets…and they did that!”
Offensively, the Lady Indians were led by Courtney Wise with 13 and Kelsey Zimmers with nine points. On the defensive side, Kora Kerns and Justiss Cantu had five steals each for UC.
Hauser defeated Blue River in their semifinal game by a score of 53-41.
“We got to be ready to go tonight. If we come out and play all four quarter like we played the second half of the semifinal I hope we can come out on top,” concluded Black.