GAC wins big over Panthers, Lady Panthers

Union County High School

Saturday Jan 13th the Lady Panthers tipped off at 6pm against the Lady Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian Academy.

The Lady Spartans lost their star point guard Robynn Benton, Auburn basketball commit class of 2018. The Lady Panthers seemed well over matched as GAC was ranked the #1 team in the state.

The Lady Panthers never backed down to what would be a hard fought tough four quarters in which the score doesn’t show.

The Lady Panthers were led by Brooke Dockrey in the first quarter as she had 6. Followed by Andelin Hill who had 2. The Lady Panthers trailed 18-6 at the end of Q1. The Lady Panthers trailed ay the half 27-12. The leading scorers at the half were Brooke Dockrey and Andelin Hill 4 points. The Lady Spartans leading scorer was #2 Taylor Sutton with 10 points.

The Lady Panthers scored more points in the third quarter than in the first 2 combined, to trail 43-26 going into the fourth.

Kait McCarter led all scorers in the fourth quarter on both sides with 6 points.

The Lady Panthers fell to the top ranked team 61-38, bringing their record to 12-6 and 4-3 in region play.

The Lady Panthers top scorers were sophomores Kait McCarter and Andelin Hill (10) followed by Brooke Dockrey (8), and Bailey Daniel (6).

 

The Panthers followed the varsity girls by tipping off at 7:30pm.

The first quarter showed that GAC was all that they’ve been hyped up to be, as Union County trailed 24-12 at the end of the first. The Panthers were led by Pierson Allison (5).

At the half, the Panthers trailed 33-18, sophomore guard Pierson Allison accounted for half of Unions points scoring 9 in the first half.

Fifth-ranked GAC blew things open with a 16-6 third quarter.

The Panthers trailed 49-24 at the end of Q3, but they didn’t hang their heads.  They expected a tough game against the region leading Spartans.

Pierson Allison again led all Panther scorers in the 3rd with 4 points.

In the end, the Panthers fell to the Spartans 70-39. With the loss, the Panthers fell to 13-5 and 3-4 in region play.

The Panthers top scorers were Pierson Allison (13), Patrick Baggett (10), RJ Banton and Candler Colwell both scored 4. The Panthers were scheduled to travel to Pickens County Tuesday Jan 16, but those games were canceled due to inclement weather and have yet to be rescheduled.

Panthers take down Rebels

TeamFYNSports, Union County High School

Friday Jan 12, the Lady Panthers faced off against the Fannin County Lady Rebels in a 7-AAA matchup. The Lady Panthers tipped off at 7pm.

The Lady Panthers got off to a hot start leading 11-7 at the end of Q1. The Lady Panthers were led by sophomore forward Andelin Hill who had 5 Other scorers were Kait Mccarter(4), Bailey Daniel(2).

The Lady Panthers wrapped up an intense 2nd quarter with a 26-19 lead over the Lady Rebels. Kait Mccarter had a huge quarter scoring 11. Sophomores Brooke Dockrey and Andelin Jill also had 2 points, respectively.

Going into the third quarter, the Lady Panthers got off to a hot start as they pulled an 11-0 run to extend the lead to 37-24. UC was led by Bailey Daniel(5), Kait Mccarter(4), Brook Dockrey(2). Kait Mccarter scored a career high 25 points in a Lady Panther domination of the Lady Rebels by a score of 45-29.

Bailey Daniel and Brooke Dockrey also scored (7) each. The Lady Panthers improve to 12-5 and 4-2 in Region 7-AAA. The Lady Panthers play GAC on Saturday, Jan 13th. The Lady Spartans are ranked #1 in the state in AAA.

The Panthers tipped off at 8:30pm, following the Lady Panthers. The Panthers trailed 10-9 at the end of Q1 led by RJ Banton (4), Pierson Allison (3), and Crawford Colwell (2).
UC trailed 20-17 as FC hits a 3 to put them on top going into the half. The Panthers were led by RJ Banton, Britt Waller, Patrick Baggett, Crawford Colwell all scored 2 points.
The Panthers got off to a slow start out of the half to trail 38-25 as FC went on a 18-5 run to end Q3. UC was led by Crawford Colwell (4), Candler Colwell, and RJ Banton both scored (2). Pierson Allison had (17) and Crawford Colwell (12), while accounting for every UC FG over the final 15 minutes.
Other UC scorers were RJ Banton (8), Britt Waller, and Patrick Bagget scored (4) and Candler Colwell (2). The Panthers fall to 13-4 and 3-3 in region play. The Panthers hosted the GAC Spartans on Saturday, Jan 13th. GAC Is ranked #5 in the state in AAA.  Follow us on facebook and twitter for up-t0-the-minute coverage and breaking sports news, as well as score updates throughout the games.  Full story on the GAC matchup to follow.

Tigers take victories over Panthers

Union County High School

Tuesday Jan. 9, the Union County High School Panthers played an away 7-AAA region game at Dawson County High School.

The Lady Panthers fought hard but foul trouble got the best of them early on as center Kait Mccarter had to sit down early in the first and second quarters due to this.

The Lady Panthers fought hard early on with Q1 trailing 9-11 at the buzzer. Mccarter led the lady panthers with 5 in Q1. The Lady Panthers still had life in the second quarter although 3 starters had 2 or more fouls. Mccarter led all UC scorers with 7 points in the first half.

The Lady Panthers started out slow out of the half as they were on the wrong side of a 18-4 run to open Q3.

The Lady Panthers could never get back in reach of the Lady Tigers. Sophomore forward Andelin Hill led all scorers with 17 points, Mccarter also had (12), senior guard Bailey Daniel and sophomore guard Brooke Dockrey (8)The final score was 42-54.

The Lady Panthers fall to 11-5 and 3-2 in region play, the next game being Friday, Jan 12 against the Fannin County Rebels in a region match-up tipping off at 7pm.

The Panthers followed the lady panthers tipping off at 7:30.
The Panthers were in for a battle all night long and it showed as the score was tied at 12 end of Q1. The panthers also got into some early foul trouble as senior Candler Colwell had 2 fouls in the first 1:30.
This was a hard fought defensive battle all night long as no team had larger than a 4 point lead in the first half. The panthers trailed 27-25 at the half.
The Panthers were fighting all night long, senior forward Crawford Colwell hit a layup at the buzzer to put UC up by 1 at the 3Q buzzer 38-37.
The Panthers played keep-away by holding the ball for over 5 minutes in Q4, but missed key free throws in the last :45 seconds to fall to 13-3 and 3-2 in region play.
Offensively, Union was led by sophomore guard Pierson Allison (11), Senior Patrick Bagget and Senior Crawford Colwell (9).  The next game being Friday, Jan. 12 against the Fannin County Rebels in a region match-up tipping off at 8:30pm.  Full coverage to follow.

Union County takes wins at Andrews

Union County High School

Saturday, Jan 5, the Panthers headed to Andrews, NC to play a non-region matchup. The Lady Panthers tipped off at 5pm, and they got off to a hot start. The Lady Panthers outscored the lady wildcats 13-3 in the first quarter led by senior guard Bailey Daniel.

Daniel scored 7, she also reached her 1000th point during this quarter. When asked after the game how she felt about this accomplishment she said, “It’s honestly just such a blessing to have such great coaches and teammates I couldn’t ask for any other group of people.”

Sophmore forward Andelin Hill led all Union County scorers in the second quarter with five points to extend the lead to 26-16 at the half.

The Lady Panthers came out of the half and went on a 12-1 run to extend the 3Q lead to 38-21. Sophomore center  Kait Mccarter led all UC scorers with 6 points.

The final score was 48-29, and junior forward Jordan Rogers led the 4th quarter in points with 5.

Kait Mccarter led the team with 16 points followed by Andelin Hill whom had 11.

The Lady Panthers improve to 11-4 which matches last years win total.

The Panthers’ game followed the Lady Panthers, tipping off at 6:30pm and unlike the varsity girls’ game, this one got off to a bit of a slow start.
Trailing 8-12 at the end of Q1, senior guard Patrick Bagget led all UC scorers going into the half with 10 points.
The Panthers led 26-23 going into the half. The Panthers came out of the half on fire, using a 15-1 run to extend the lead to 48-32.
Senior Patrick Bagget shot 4-5 from 3 in the 3rd Quarter. Senior forward Candler Colwell led all scorers in the 4th quarter with 5 points. Senior guard Patrick Bagget led UC with 24 points which is a career high.
With the win, the panthers improved to 13-2 without sophomore forward Sawyer Drake (his status still uncertain with a Meniscus injury).

Union County handles business, defeats Lumpkin varsity teams

Sports, Union County High School

Friday Jan 4, the Panthers faced off in a region matchup against the Lumpkin County Indians. The Lady Panthers tipped off at 7pm, the Lady Panthers got off to a hot start, taking a 12-3 lead as the first quarter came to a close.

The Lady Panthers continued to impress in the second quarter, led by sophomore center Kait Mccarter.  Mccarter nearly had a double-double in the first half, with 10 points scored and eight boards collected before the end of the first two quarters of play.

After halftime, the Lady Panthers showed no signs of letting up.  They went on a 10-3 run to end the third quarter with a score of 34-19 going into the fourth, a somewhat comfortable 15-pt lead.

The fourth quarter was a duplication of the previous three, demonstrated with an 11-2 run by the Lady Panthers, who at one point led by as many as 24.

The Lady Panthers top scorers were senior guard Bailey Daniel who had 19 (she is 7 points away from 1000!) and sophomore forward Kait Mccarter with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

The Lady Panthers improve to 10-4 and 3-1 in 7-AAA.  The next game will be Saturday, Jan 5, at Andrews (NC) at 5:30pm.

Varsity boys dominate in 76-54 win over Lumpkin County

The Panthers followed the Lady Panthers, tipping off at 8:30pm Friday night.

The varsity boys got off to a hot start, with starting forward Sawyer Drake scoring 12 straight points to put Union County up 23-17 after the first quarter of regulation.

Early in the second, however, tragedy struck as the super sophomore was forced to limp off the court in pain.  Preliminary reports speculate Drake suffered a torn meniscus, an injury that would certainly leave some large shoes to fill for the Panthers.

As the team regrouped, they continued to keep the momentum in their favor and led by as many as 17 in before heading to the locker room at halftime, leading by 13, 40-27.

The third quarter was much of the same, as the Panthers came out and went back to work.  They managed the ball well offensively, avoided unnecessary fouls,  and continued to apply pressure defensively; extending their lead at the end of the third by a score of 64-39. A large part of that effort offensively came from senior forward Crawford Colwell, who had produced 21 points going into the final quarter of play.

Union (12-2, 3-1) finished the game with a final score of 76-54. They traveled to Andrews (NC) on Saturday, full story to follow.

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Union County takes 3rd in Battle of the States

Sports, Union County High School

Friday Dec. 29, the panthers looked to finish off day 3 of the Battle of the States tournament. Both teams were 1-1 and were playing for 3rd place. Both were playing towns. The lady panthers dominated all assets of the game.

The lady Indians were missing star freshman forward Kennedi Henson and the lady panthers capitalized early and often as the panthers out rebounded the lady Indians 16-6 in the first half. The score was 13-8 at the end of Q1.

The lead grew of the course of Q2 at the half the score was 24-13 as sophomore guard Brooke Dockrey led the team with 8 points. At the end of Q3 38-22. Union ended the game with a final score of 52-33 at sophomore guard Brooke Dockrey had 16 and senior guard Bailey Daniel had 14.

Union out rebounded the lady Indians 28-12 as The lady panthers finished 3 and had one all tournament selection which was Bailey Daniel. The lady panthers are currently ranked 11th in AAA and host the #14 lady Vikings Jan. 2nd @ 6.

The panthers also faced towns county both teams 1-1 and playing for 3rd place. Towns was out star center Logan Cowart and Union capitalized off of the low post weakness.
Union got off to a hot start and never let down.
UC led 23-12 at the end of Q1 as senior Patrick Bagget hit a buzzer beating 3 to extend the lead. Union was hot from beyond the arc in the first half as union had 11 3 pointers in the first half. Led by sophomore guard Pierson Allison.
Pierson went 5-5 in the first half from beyond the Arc. Senior Cole Davis also hit a 3 at the buzzer to extend the halftime lead 54-25. Union also led 68-42 at the end of Q3. The final score was 82-59 as UC improves to 11-1.
Union hosts the #12 in AAA East Hall on Jan. 2nd. @7:30.

Pipe bust forces basketball schedule changes

Sports, Union County High School

A hyrdonic pipe burst in the sprinkler system outside of the Union County High School gymnasium caused administrators to make a quick decision with regard for the safety of students, spectators and school administration.  The East Hall High School basketball teams were scheduled to play at UCHS, but with water leaking and likely to freeze on the sidewalk outside the entrance of the facility; the decision to reschedule was an obvious choice.

“The pipe broke before East Hall got there,” UCHS athletic director Bryan Allison told TeamFYNSports Wednesday afternoon.  The good news:  It’s already been fixed.

The bad news?  Not necessarily bad – but the games have been rescheduled for tonight (Wed) at East Hall High School in Gainesville.  The varsity girls tip-off at 5pm, with the boys game following at 6:30pm.  TeamFYNSports will provide courtside coverage and a full story about the game will be up tomorrow.

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Union Girls top Darlington, Boys force ‘Mercy Rule’ against Peidmont

Sports, TeamFYNSports, Union County High School

By Isaiah Garrett, TeamFYNSports reporter

Wednesday Dec. 27, Union County played in the 24th annual Battle of the States tournament. The lady panthers tipped off at 4pm playing against Darlington School.

The lady panthers got off to a slow start falling behind 16-14  at the end of the first. However, Senior Bailey Daniel led a lady panther 3 point parade by shooting 3-4 from downtown in the 2nd quarter.

Union led 31-26 at the half. Both teams were plagued with turnovers in the 3rd quarter, a combined 14 turnovers led to a score of 38-33 at the end of the 3rd. However, Darlington battled back to tie the game at 52 with only 57 seconds left in regulation.

Junior forward Adeline Dockrey made an incredible fade-away hook shot with 17 seconds left to grab the lead, a shot so impressive you had to see it to believe it. A Darlington 3-pointer at the buzzer fell inches short as it bounced off the rim.  Union takes the win, 54-52.

Bailey Daniel led the panthers with 22. The lady panthers advanced to the semi-finals to play Murphy, NC at 4pm on Dec 28th. Full story to follow.

Panthers force ‘mercy rule’ in dominant 69-27 victory
The panthers tipped off at 5:30 against Piedmont AL. Piedmont was ranked the #2 team in class AAA in the preseason.
Union got off to a hot start leading 13-8 as Union had 4 steals in the first quarter. Union took a 18-5 run to extend the lead going into the half, leading 31-13.
Sophomore Pierson Allison led the panthers with 11 points in the first half. Union continued the hot start in the second half and at the end of Q3 led 54-24.
Due to the mercy rule, the 4th quarter was shortened from 8 to 6 minutes. Union finished the game with a score of 69-27. Sophomores Pierson allison (14) and Sawyer Drake (13) led a very balanced panther attack into the semi-finals. Union advanced to play Murphy at 5:30pm on Thursday.  Full story to follow.

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