Lady Spartans skid continues with a loss to Union County
The Lady Spartans lost their fourth game in a row and couldn’t find an answer for Union County’s Shelby Hill on Wednesday evening. The Lady Patriots center put up a double-double with 16-points, she led all scorers in the 37-19 blowout.
Union County came out firing on all cylinders with Hill knocking down the first basket of the game. Hailey Sembach tied the game at 2-2 with a CHS basket, then UC went on a tear with Aly Gray scoring and Brooke Fields connected from deep, putting UC up 7-2. Sembach hit another shot in the period for the Lady Spartans, but Hill finished off the first quarter with a trip to the line and another field goal increasing the Lady Pats lead to nine. The score after one period was 13-4 in favor of Union County.
The second frame went in Connersville’s favor with Abbie Schwartz scoring four points and McKenna Lucas getting two. The Lady Pats managed just two field goals in the period and the halftime score was 17-10 with UC still firmly in the lead. The second half theme for Connersville was the same as the first, “Iron Unkind.” The Lady Spartans managed just two field goals in the third frame as the Lady Patriots went on an 11-2 run throughout the quarter. Addison Jones stopped the run as the quarter came to a close with a steal and a coast-to-coast layup, making the score 28-14 with one quarter remaining. UC came out strong in the fourth period starting out on a 5-0 run before a pair of Sembach free throws halted the Lady Pats momentum with three minutes to go. Union County gained it right back and added four more points increased their lead to 21. Sara Ruble hit a field goal and Sembach collected another freebie to end the game, but it was too little and too late as the Lady Pats earned the 37-19 road victory.
The Lady Spartans are now 7-10 on the season and will look to stop their four-game skid in Richmond on next Tuesday. They will host EIAC foe Franklin County on the following Friday.
Connersville- Sembach 9, Schwartz 4, Ruble 2, Lucas 2, Jones 2
Union County- Hill 16, Peityn Gillman 6, Fields 5, Gray 5, Carly McCashland 3, Katie McCashland 2