(Special to Eastern Kansas Sports from Uniontown High School student sports reporter Adely Martin)
UHS BASKETBALL ROUND 1 SUBSTATE RESULTS 3/1 and 3/2
Uniontown hosted the first round of our 2-A Sub-State games on Monday and Tuesday this week. Both teams were victorious and will move on to the next round, hosted at Humboldt on Thursday and Friday.
The Lady Eagles once again defeated the Southeast Lancers with a score of 58-29. Karleigh Schoenberger scored 23 points and had 2 assists and 2 steals. Danielle Howard had 16 points, 4 assists, and 7 steals. Sammie Hampton had 5 rebounds and Gwenyth Fry had 3.
“The girls played hard and took care of business tonight. We will face Humboldt in the second round on Friday. We’ve got what it takes, but it will take all we’ve got,” said Coach Miller.
Point guard Danielle Howard said, “It was a good win for our last home game. We’re looking forward to another game against Humboldt.”
The boys played Jayhawk and won 50-44. Jake Harvey had 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. Luke Perry scored 10 points and had 4 assists. Clay Sutterby also scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds. Dawson Dreisbach had 5 rebounds.
“We’ve reached the point in the season where it’s win or go home,” Coach Hays said. “The boys played really well in spurts tonight against Jayhawk Linn. We turned the ball over too much and didn’t rebound very well, however. Those are both things we will need to get fixed heading into our matchup with Southeast on Thursday.”
UHS BASKETBALL SUB-STATE RESULTS
The Uniontown basketball season came to an end on Friday and Saturday for the girls’ and boys’ teams. We are incredibly proud of how hard every player has worked this season, and look forward to the 2021-22 season next winter.
The boys’ Varsity team played Southeast on Thursday for the second Sub-State round. They won 44-20. Clay Sutterby led that game with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jake Harvey had 12 points and 3 steals; Dawson Dreisbach had 9 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. Drew Perry also had 3 assists.
The Lady Eagles’ season ended on Friday in their game against Humboldt. The score was 41-50. Karleigh Schoenberger had 15 points and 3 steals. Danielle Howard scored 13 points and had 4 assists and 3 steals. Sammie Hampton had 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Rylee Coulter and Addisyn Hall had 3 rebounds, and Coulter had 2 steals.
“It was a tough loss to end a successful season,” Coach Miller said. “After losing our second game of the season in overtime to Erie, we went on a fourteen-game win streak. Our efforts earned us 1st place in the Kenny Hold Memorial Tournament, a shared Three Rivers League title, and the #1 seat in our Sub-State Tournament. We set out to reach some goals this year and we were able to mark a few off the list. We will keep trying, keep improving, and never give up. If we don’t ever reach all of our goals, we will always have the memories of the wonderful people God has introduced to us along the way. Thank you Rhian Gorman, Aiden Holt, Karleigh Schoenberger, and Sammie Hampton for your four years of commitment to our team. We are all better people for having known you four amazing young women.”
The boys’ season ended after losing to Erie on Saturday, 38-42. Luke Perry led with 11 points this game. Jake Harvey, Cade Goodridge, and Clay Sutterby each scored 7 points. Harvey also had 5 boards and 3 steals, while Goodridge had 5 rebounds and Sutterby had 6. Drew Perry had 3 assists.
“I’m extremely proud of our team,” said Coach Hays. “We had the goal since the season began to make the Sub-State championship game. We accomplished that goal. We were really close to making the state tournament. We competed our tails off against Erie, but just came up a little short. I’m thankful for our seniors. They are great kids that will be missed dearly.”