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[Special to Eastern Kansas Sports by Adelay Martin, UHS Student Sports Media Reporter]

The Uniontown Eagles faced the Pleasanton Blu-Jays on February 14 for our Homecoming basketball game. Both Varsity teams won, and so did both JV teams.

The Varsity girls beat the Blu-Jays 55 to 35. Scoring for this game was very even, all the Varsity starters and subs scoring at least one basket. Danielle Howard lead in points, scoring 23 over the course of the game. Howard also had 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 7 steals. Karleigh Schoenberger had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Gwenyth Fry and Breleigh Harris each scored 6 points and had 3 steals; Fry also had 5 rebounds. Sammie Hampton had 5 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Coach Miller said, “It was another good night for the Lady Eagles. Glad to see some different girls step up tonight and impact the game. Our next contest will be Monday, February 17, when we face Southern Coffey County at home.” The game on the 17th will be our last home game for the season.

The boys’ Varsity also won against Pleasanton, with a score of 60 to 46. Jake Harvey scored 21 points and had 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Clay Sutterby had 15 points and 6 rebounds, as well as 2 assists. Hunter Schaaf had 7 rebounds and 11 points. Luke George had 3 steals, 12 rebounds, and 10 points.

“The 1st half was a little rough,” said Coach Hays. “We missed some layups and free throws, but our defense kept us in the game. We came out at half and got into a rhythm. I thought we did a much better job of sharing the ball, which opened up some good shots. I’m proud of boys and their resiliency.”

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