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Eagle girls snap losing streak

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

PLEASANTON -- Uniontown's girls broke a five-game losing streak here Tuesday afternoon as the fourth-seeded Eagles defeated Humboldt, 53-40, in the first round of the Pleasanton Mid-Season Tournament.

"We came out with purpose in the first quarter," Uniontown head coach Dustin Miller said. "Our third-quarter performance was a letdown, but the girls finished strong and came out with a much-needed victory."

Eagle girls (3-7) will take on top-seeded Prairie View (8-2) Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. in a championship semifinal. The game will be held in the north gymnasium.

Uniontown led 20-11 after the first quarter and 30-17 at halftime. Humboldt (2-7) got back within 37-30 after three.

Hayden Rathbun scored 14 points for the Eagles. DaNisha Robinson scored 13 points and led with 9 rebounds.

This was Uniontown's second victory over the Cubs this season. The Eagles took a 38-35 win in Humboldt's round-robin tournament on December 4. They hadn't won since beating Crest, 52-14, in the final game of the same tournament on December 7.

Uniontown's boys, the No. 5 seed, fell to Central Heights, 62-36. No details from the game were available at press time. The Eagles (3-7), who lost their third straight game, will face winless Altoona-Midway in the consolation semifinal Thursday afternoon at 5:30 in the south gymnasium.

In other girls' games, Prairie View defeated Altoona-Midway, 53-10, and Jayhawk-Linn downed Central Heights, 43-36. The score from the Pleasanton-Crest game was not available at press time. The winner of that game plays Jayhawk-Linn Thursday at 7 p.m. in the north gym while the loser will face Central Heights at the same time in the south gym.

On the boys' side, top-seeded and undefeated Humboldt crushed Altoona-Midway, 93-23, and will face Central Heights Thursday at 5:30 in the north gym. Prairie View defeated Jayhawk-Linn, 54-41, while the Crest-Pleasanton score was not available.

The Crest-Pleasanton winner will play Prairie View at 8:30 Thursday night in the north gym. The loser faces Jayhawk-Linn at 8:30 Thursday in the south gym.

The final round is scheduled for Saturday. Championship games will be held in the north gym. The girls' game will top off at 4 p.m. followed by the boys' final at 5:30.


HUMBOLDT: Middleton 7 2-3 16, Wilson 3-36 9, Kline 2 0-4 5, rest of team 3 4-11 11. TOTALS: 15 9-23 40.

UNIONTOWN: Shinn 1 0-0 3, Dixon 0 1-2 1, Travis 0 0-0 0, Rathbun 6 2-4 14, Rockhold 0 1-3 1, Coyan 1 2-5 4, Brown 2 3-4 7, Dawson 1 0-0 2, Robinson 5 3-5 13, Ridge 3 2-6 8. TOTALS: 19 14-29 53.

Humboldt................. 11 6 13 10 -- 40

Uniontown............... 20 10 7 16 -- 53

Three-point field goals: Humboldt 1 (Kline), Uniontown 1 (Shinn).

Total fouls: Humboldt 27, Uniontown 20. Fouled out: n/a.

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