The Lady Cats of North Union picked up their first win under new head coach Bre Nauman when they defeated the Golden Gophers of Ridgemont, 57-52, on Saturday.
The Lady Cats got out of the gate quickly with a 20-9 first quarter lead.
The Lady Gophers, though, made a solid defensive stand in the second quarter to pull to within 26-25 by halftime.
NU rebounded during the second half and took a 37-31 lead into the final stanza.
North Union hit several key free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Journey Blevins was the Lady Cats’ top scorer. She tallied 22 points and added10 rebounds.
Kori Marvin and Sydney Bacon each scored double-digits with 10 points apiece, while Madison Amstutz added six.
The Lady Cats are now 1-2 on the season and will return to their home court on Wednesday to take on London.
Lady Cards stay
perfect with win over
The Triad Lady Cardinal hoopsters opened Ohio Heritage Conference action with a 42-20 win over the visiting Fairbanks Panthers on Saturday.
The Lady Cardinals got off to an 11-1 lead and never looked back.
“Our defense was really good tonight,” said Cardinal coach Jeff Merklin.
“Fairbanks runs a nice half-court offense with good screening and I thought our girls communicated very well most of the night.
“We had numerous points off forced turnovers,” he said. “It was a really nice effort.”
Triad hit only 28 percent from the field (15-53), but Merklin was happy with the balanced scoring.
“We had four girls with at least six points, which is how we’re going to have to go this year to have success,” he said.
Cati LeVan scored 14 points and dished for four assists, to lead Triad, while Makenzie Cauley had nine points to go with 16 rebounds.
Macy Wanamaker was the Lady Panthers’ top scorer with five points, while Dani Headings, Michaela Writesel and Joelle Ziegler each added three points during the contest.
With the win, Triad moves to 2-0 overall on the season and 1-0 in the OHC North.
The Lady Cards will travel to West Jefferson for a league game on Thursday.
Fairbanks (0-1) will host West Liberty on Thursday.
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