Unaka tames Kachea Wildcats

Published 11:56 pm Monday, December 21, 2015

Kennedy Moorelock had two threes in the open period of Monday night's game.

Kennedy Moorelock had two threes in the open period of Monday night’s game.

The Lady Rangers kept their win streak alive Monday night inside Unaka High School.

Unaka (8-4, 1-1) picked up win number four-in-a-row as they defeated the Kachea Lady Wildcats 63-16.

Leading the attack was Sierra Wright, who had 14, while Katlyn Weaver picked up 11. Both Hannah Tipton and Kennedy Moorelock followed up with six points apiece.

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In the first period, the Lady Rangers were able to out score the Lady ’Cats 17-2 with Moorelock knocking down 2-of-3 treys to cushion Unaka’s first-period lead. 

“Kennedy came in and made some big shots for us,” Unaka head coach Kenneth Chambers said. “Erica Potter player really strong inside and got a lot of rebounds for us. Savannah Tipton also went in and played really well.

“We still have a lot of things to work on,” he added. “Some things we did well and some things we didn’t.”

Like in the first frame, the Lady Rangers kept the momentum moving as Weaver tallied six points in the period to help Unaka finish the first half with a 32-6 lead.

In the third frame, Unaka kept rolling, out scoring the Lady Wildcats 23-4. The third quarter was closed out with Unaka’s Savannah Tipton raining in a three at the buzzer to give her team a 55-10 edge heading into the final stanza.

In the final period, the Lady Wildcats were able to hold the Lady Rangers to eight points, while they picked up six of their own.

Tomorrow night, the Lady Rangers will host the Rockwood Lady Tigers as Kachea heads to Cloudland to face off with the Lady Highlanders.

Unaka 65,

Kachea 49 (Boys)

The Unaka Rangers used a third quarter push and 20-point game from Colton Chambers to out run the Wildcats 65-49 Monday night inside Unaka High School.

In the first half, the Wildcats stayed on Unaka’s tail as the teams headed into half time with the Rangers (6-6, 1-1) up 24-22.

In the opening moments of the second half, Chambers had back-to-back buckets to give his squad a 28-22 edge with 6:44 left to play in the third frame. With the Rangers up 30-24, the Wildcats picked up 5-consectutive points to cut Unaka’s lead to one. With two treys from Joe Searfoss, the Rangers closed out the third frame with a 13-point run to head into the final scene with a 44-31 lead.

With a 9-1 rally, the Rangers took a 51-32 lead with 5:21 left to play. However, in the final three minutes of play, the Wildcats were able to put together a 12-5 run over the Rangers but it was a little to late to pull out a win.

Unaka 63-16

Unaka 17 15 23 8 — 63

Kachea 2 4 4 6 — 16

Unaka 63

Sierra Wright 14, Katlyn Weaver 11, Katlyn Burrow 4, Kennedy Moorelock 6, Hannah Tipton 6, Myah Parlier 2, Lexi Garland 4, Sarah Tipton 5, Savannah Tipton 3, Erica Potter 3, Madison Pierce 5

Kachea 16

Ashton Nelson 6, Myriah True 2, Maryc Graham 4, Macy Faust 4.

3pt goals—  Unaka 6 (H. Tipton 2, K. Moorelock 2, Sav. Tipton 1, M. Pierce 1)


Unaka 65-49

Unaka 11 13 20 21 — 65

Kachea 8 14 9 18 -— 49

Unaka 65

Colton Chambers 20, Kyler Lewis 13, Dylan Carrier 8, Joe Searfoss 11, John Ramsey 6, Gary Wright 4, Isaac Hill 3

Kachea 49

E. Baily 7, T. Littleton 3, C. Carter 10, P. Ouillen 2, L. Phillips 2, D. Strickland 3, K. Means 7, J. Strickland 9, P. Arrowood 6.

3pt goals— Unaka 7 (Searfoss 3, Ramsey 2, Hill 1, Lewis 1) Kachea 3 (J. Strickland 2, C. Carter 1)