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Uniontown splits at Crest

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Editor's Note: The Uniontown girls' boxscore that appeared in the print edition contained errors. The one at the end of this summary has been corrected.


COLONY -- Uniontown's basketball teams split a Three Rivers League doubleheader here Friday night. Eagle girls opened with a 57-38 victory over Crest while the boys fell to the league-leading Lancers in the nightcap, 64-40.

The girls' game between teams struggling near the bottom of the league standings was tied 9-9 after one period. But Uniontown (1-3 TRL, 4-10 overall) outscored Crest 20-6 in the second and never trailed again.

"The girls came into this game with a positive attitude," Eagle head coach Dustin Miller said. "We hope to use this win as a stepping stone toward more success."

Uniontown climbed out of last place in the league with the win and into at least eighth place as they passed over winless Altoona-Midway and the Lancers (1-4, 2-10), whose only two victories have come over Midway.

DaNisha Robinson led the Eagles with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Emily Shinn and Hayden Rathbun each added 8 points.

Rathbun also had 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 5 assists.

Kurston Gilliland led Crest with 16 points. Emmalee Seabolt added eight.

Uniontown's boys held their own in the first quarter against the TRL leaders, trailing just 14-10. But the Lancers outscored the Eagles 17-8 in the second quarter.

Uniontown (1-3, 5-9) got back within 9 points after three, 45-36. Crest (5-0, 10-2) held the Eagles to 4 points in the final stanza.

Brenton Esslinger led Uniontown with 26 points but only three other Eagles scored.

Kyle Hammond, who scored 29 points in Crest's 60-20 victory at Northeast Tuesday night, led the Lancers with 21 in this contest. Jordan Morton and Brock Ellis each added 10.

Eagle teams head to Chetopa for league games Tuesday night, which will be the fifth in eight days for both Hornet squads.


Girls

UNIONTOWN: Wilkinson 0 0-0 0, Shinn 4 0-0 8, Dixon 1 0-1 2, Travis 1 0-0 2, Rathbun 3 1-6 8, Rockhold 1 0-0 2, Stokes 1 0-0 2, Coyan 4 0-0 8, Brown 2 2-3 6, Dawson 0 0-0 0, Robinson 7 1-2 15, Ridge 2 0-0 4. TOTALS: 26 4-12 57.

CREST: Gilliland 5 5-7 16, Seabolt 3 2-8 8, Strickler 1 3-4 5, Covey 1 0-x 2, Gray-LaCoss 1 0-x 2, Kellar 1 3-x 5. TOTALS: 12 13-27 38.

Uniontown......... 9 20 13 15 -- 57

Crest.................. 9 6 10 13 -- 38

Three-point field goals: Uniontown 1 (Rathbun), Crest 1 (Gilliland).

Total fouls: Uniontown 19, Crest 14. Fouled out: None.

Boys

UNIONTOWN: Jo.Duffey 6, Wiley 4, Miller 4, Esslinger 26. TOTAL: 40.

CREST: Frazzell 3, Boone 10, Green 5, Stephens 3, Morton 11, Hammond 21, Ellis 11. TOTAL: 64.

Uniontown......... 10 8 18 4 -- 40

Crest..................14 17 14 19 -- 64



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