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.