Lady Rangers roll past U-H; Unaka falls to Bucs

Published 2:43 pm Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Unaka Lady Rangers pulled away fast and never looked back during Friday’s District 1-A Tournament inside Daniel Boone High School.
With a 61-27 win over the University High Buccaneers, the Lady Rangers secured themselves a spot at the region tournament along with a district semifinal game against Hampton today.
For Unaka, Lady Ranger Myah Parlier had a game-high 13 points while teammate Erika Potter and Lexi Garland finished with ten each.
The Lady Rangers quickly jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with Unaka’s Sarah Tipton connecting on five points, three of which came from a bucket-and-one. The Lady Bucs ended the run with a deep 3-pointer before Lady Rangers Myah Parlier and Savannah Tipton answered with back-to-back layups. Unaka’s Lexi Garland popped a 3-pointer to make it 14-5 midway through the first. A couple of buckets from Parlier in the last 30 seconds would give the Lady Rangers a 21-7 lead heading into the second quarter.
The Lady Rangers outscored U-H 15-5 in the second quarter as Unaka went 8-of-10 from the foul line. Sarah Tipton opened the period with a 3-pointer to get the ball rolling for Unaka. At the half, the Lady Rangers led 37-12.
Unaka kept moving in the third as the Lady Rangers posted 21 points to the U-H’s 12. Parlier posted six in the period while Garland had five with a 3-pointer and a bucket. Heading into the fourth period, Unaka led the Lady Bucs 58-24.
The final quarter saw U-H outscore Unaka 15-8 as the Lady Bucs found some offensive momentum. The Lady Rangers, however, had created too wide of a margin for U-H to mount any kind of comeback.
University High 75, Unaka 59 
The Unaka Rangers hung with University High through the first half.
The Buccaneers, however, created plenty of space in the third to take a 75-59 district tournament win Friday night.
Heading into the half, Unaka trailed University High 30-23 before the Buccaneers grew its lead to double-digits.
In the fourth, U-H expanded its lead to more than 20 points before moving on out to a win.
The loss brought the Rangers season to a close.
For the Rangers, Isaac Hill racked up 28 points with 15 points coming in the fourth. Hill had three 3-pointers in the final period.

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