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Eventual champs stop Union County at sectional

The IHSAA girls basketball sectional #41 at Northeastern began and ended within a five day period. Winchester played in the opening game on Tuesday winning the final game on Saturday and everything in between.

The Lady Falcons defeated Centerville, 79-28, Union County, 55-25, and Lincoln, 63-36, to win their second consecutive sectional title. Lincoln advanced with wins over Hagerstown, 34-26, and Northeastern, 51-43, in double overtime.

The Lady Falcons advance to the Speedway Regional on Saturday, Feb. 10 to face Christian Covenant at 10 a.m. Triton Central and South Putnam play the second game at noon.

Good first half isn’t enough for Lady Pats

Although Winchester led through much of the first half, Union County stayed close to keep all fans on the edge of their seats.

Tara Williams’ three consecutive field goals gave Union County an 8-2 lead, and Rainey Shepler rebound bucket gave UC a 10-4 first quarter lead.

The Lady Falcons’ improved shooting bettered UC in the second quarter, 18-2, and continued down the stretch.

Brooklyn Wilson came off the bench to score UC’s only field goal (3-pointer) in the second half.

Madaline Lawrence led a trio of Lady Falcons in double figures. Lawrence had 15, Kira Robinson 12 and Shelby Miller 11.

Freshman Madison Gray led Union County with nine points and five rebounds. Tara Williams finished with eight points.

Quarter scores

Union County 10 19 21 25

Winchester 4 23 41 55

Union County (10-13) Pinkerton 0-0-0, Williams 3-0-8, Hill 1-1/2-3, Gray 3-3/3-9, Shepler 1-0-2, Wilson 1-0-3, Antrim 0-0-0, Richards 0-0-0, Murphy 0-0-0, Tipton 0-0-0. Totals: 8-4/6-25.

Winchester (22-2) Lawrence 4-7/8-15, Chamberlin 3-2/2-8, Robinson 6-0/2-12, Miller 4-2/2-11, H.Graft 3-0-8, S.Graft 0-0-0, Pegg 0-0-0, Cowpen 0-0-0, Hummel 0-0-0, Miller 0-0-0, Lanter 0-0-0. Totals: 18-12/14-55.

3-pointers-UC 3 (Williams 2, Wilson 1). W 3 (Miller 1, H.Graft 2).

Rebounds-UC 26 (Gray 5). W 25 (Robinson 5).

Turnovers-UC 19. W 10.

Total Fouls-UC 11. W 9.

Fouled out-None.

IHSAA Sectional 41 results...

Winchester 79, Centerville 28

Lincoln 34, Hagerstown 26

Winchester 55, Union County 25

Lincoln -–, Northeastern — 2ot

Winchester –--, Lincoln






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