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Patriots win TEC tilt at Knightstown in overtime

By Vivian Risch, Sports Editor

“I’m too young to feel this old,” UC coach Jesse Moses said after the Patriots’ 58-55 overtime win at Knightstown last Friday night. “We’ve been in back-to-back overtime games, came up short couple nights ago and come out on top tonight. A good game.”

The Patriots and Panthers matched-up well in the first half and neither team led by more than six. Knightstown changed that with a 7-3 run early in the third quarter and a 43-36 to start the final eight minutes.

Ryan Hensley was the go-to-guy in the fourth quarter and the 6’3” senior forward responded with 10 points that carried UC to a one-point, 51-50, lead, and Hensley on the bench with five fouls.

A 50-50 tie, a 50-52 Panther lead became a 52-52 tie score when Cam Sanford was fouled and cashed in two.

“I like these guys’ resolve; they just fight and fight,” Moses said. “Nothing’s too big for them.”

A close game through four quarters did not carry over into overtime. Union County out-scored Knighstown, 5-2, for a good start in the Tri-Eastern Conference.

“A good TEC win, and we have seven more of these coming up,” Moses said. “Hagerstown is good. It’s going to be a dogfight again next Friday.

Next opponent

The Patriots take on TEC opponent Hagerstown this Friday, Dec. 7, at Hagerstown.

Quarter scores

Union County 9 23 36 53 58ot

Knightstown 8 25 40 53 55ot

Union County (2-2) Sanford 5-3/4-18, VanWinkle 2-0-6, Webb 3-1/1-7, Shepler 4-1/4-11, Hensley 4-2/3-10, Osborne 2-0/3-4, Alldredge 0-0-0, Swafford 0-0-0, Hornung 0-0-0. Totals: 20-7/15-58.

Knighstown (---) Olivo 3-4/6-11, Burchett 0-0-0, Cook 4-2/3-11, Reagan 4-3/5-15, Lukens 2-1/3-5, Burton 3-0-7, Porter 0-3/6-3. Totals: 16-13/23-55.

3-pointers-UC 9 (Sanford 5, VanWinkle 2, Shepler 2). Kn 7 (Olivo, Cook, Burton, Reagan 4).

Rebounds-UC 23 (Webb 4). Kn 22 (Reagan 4).

Turnovers-UC 15. Kn 14.

Total Fouls-UC 18. Kn 15.

Fouled out-Hensley.

\JV Quarter scores

Union County 10 21 30 38

Knightstown 4 17 29 37

UC Scoring: Paddock 15, J.Bias 5, Coyle 2, R. Bias 3, Wollyung 9. Totals: 13-7/15-38