Lady Rangers ground Eagles

Published 5:12 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017

Star Photo/Larry N. Souders The Lady Rangers' Myah Parlier (42) is fouled on the way to the basket by a Cosby defender.

Star Photo/Larry N. Souders
The Lady Rangers’ Myah Parlier (42) is fouled on the way to the basket by a Cosby defender.

It rained three’s in the early portion of Unaka’s nonconference tilt against Cosby at Snavely Gym on Friday night.
The Lady Rangers connected on six treys in the first half and rolled to a 68-30 victory over the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Rangers (17-11 overall) opened with a pair of trey’s from Madison Ensor and Lexi Garland in building an early 9-2 advantage. At the midway point of the first period Sarah Tipton and Katlyn Burrow each knocked down three-ball’s as Unaka rolled to a 15-4 lead with 2:38 remaining in the period.
“Our defense was pretty good, especially in the first half,” Lady Rangers head coach Kenneth Chambers said. “We forced them to make some mistakes, and Madison hit a few three’s. It was a good team effort.”
In the opening period Unaka hit five triples and forced seven turnovers from the Lady Eagles, and the Rangers led 21-6 after one period.
In the second quarter, deuces from Tipton and Myah Parlier along with three free throws by Parlier staked the Rangers to a 28-8 lead at the 4:04 mark of the period. Ensor finished the first half with nine points with Garland adding six.
Unaka enjoyed a 12-1 run to open the third period and with 4:03 left in the stanza the Rangers had a 47-21 advantage before Kendral Galler’s deuce stopped the bleeding for Cosby.
Unaka entered the fourth quarter with a 54-26 lead and after a bucket from Amber Norton went on an eight-point run to open a 62-28 advantage. Ensor led all scorers with 13 points, with both Burrow and Ericka Potter adding nine.
“Our post players did a good job in the second half,” Chambers said. “Weaver, Myah and Potter all played hard. We open with North Greene in the tournament on Friday, and they have some good players. We just have to do what we are capable of doing and hope it’s enough. We have all the ingredients of being a good team.”

Unaka 68-30
Cosby (30)
Askew 2, D. Hall 5, Galler 5, K. Norton 2, Dawson 2, A. Norton 8, K. Hall 1
Unaka (68)
S. Tipton 7, Forney 6, Garland 6, Markland 2, Ensor 13, Burrow 9, Weaver 8, Parlier 8, Potter 9.

Cosby 6 13 7 4 – 30
Unaka 21 14 19 14 – 68
3-point goals: C 1 (Galler), U 6 (Garland 2, Ensor 2, Tipton 1, Burrow 1).

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