The Lady Patriots were  runaway trains with no one in sight to stop them when the Connersville Lady Spartans visited Roy E. Stevens Gymnasium last week. The junior varsity Lady Pats rolled to a 49-22 victory and the varsity Lady Patriots went on a 54-21 roll.

“I’m extremely excited right now where we are in the program,” UC coach Scott Gray said. “With the JV showing how hard they are playing and the varsity continuing doing what they have been doing, I feel really good about how we’re progressing.”

Union County ruled from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer. 

A 21-9 UC first quarter lead became 36-15 at halftime. The intermission brought little change with UC continuing to post double figures each quarter while Connersville struggled to get out of single digits.

Madison Gray’s 29 points and eight rebounds lead Union County’s balanced attack. 

“Madison continues to be hard to handle in the variety of ways she scores,” Coach Gray said. 

Balanced scoring in both the JV and varsity games was a hurdle the Lady Spartans failed to clear. 

Ten Lady Pats in all  scored and nine grabbed rebounds. Taylor Pinkerton had 6 points and 5 rebounds, Brooke Fields 5, Haylee Richards 3, Zoe Murphy, Sophia Knock, Jordan Tipton, Kaleah Louden and Maddie Hoke all had 2 each and Leea Persinger added one to round out UC’s 54 points.
Baylee Schneider came off the bench to net 9 points to lead Connersville. Maranda Cranfill finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds.
UC JV beats Spartans
The Union County reserve Lady Patriots’ good start refused to slow down at any given time. 
The Jr. Lady Pats held a 9-point first quarter lead, stretched it to 12 at halftime and refused to slow down in the second half. UC nearly doubled the score (49-22) on the Lady Spartans when the final buzzer sounded.

Quarter scores
Connersville        9   15   19   21
Union County     21   36   48   54

Connersville Ruble 0-0-0, Dunaway 0-0-0, Matney 1-0/1-2, Bottomley 0-2/2-2, Cranfill 2-4/5-8, Schneider 4-0-9, Beckner 0-0-0, Young 0-0-0. Totals: 7-6/9-21.
Union County Antrim 0-0-0, Pinkerton 3-0-6, Murphy 1-0-2, Gray 11-6/7-29, Fields 2-1/1-5, Richards 1-0-3, Tipton 1-0-2, Hill 0-1/2-1, Louden 0-0-0, Richardson 0-0-0, Russell 1-0/1-2, Hoke 1-0-2. Totals: 22-8/11-54.

3-pointers-Co 1 (Schneider). UC 2 (Gray, Richards).
Rebounds-Co 22 (Cranfill 5, Bottomley 5, Young 4). UC 26 (Gray 8, Pinkerton 5). 
Turnovers-Co 27. UC 11. 
Total Fouls-Co 12. UC 11.
Fouled out-None.

JV Quarter scores
Union County    13   22   36   49 
Connersville        4   10   16   22
UC scoring - Louden 3, Alldredge 7, Russell 8, Richardson 4, Hill 5, McCashland 8, Greene 9, Persinger 1, Fields 4.