Lady Bears Win Opener, Advance To Championship Game 

Written by Cody Rose

The Union City Girls Basketball team led by third year head coach Matt Moon traveled to Meadville High School to take on Union in the Meadville Tip-Off Tournament. Freshman Brooke VanTassel led the team with 20 points as the Bears came home with the victory 50-24 advancing to the championship game Saturday night. “A great team effort to start off the season tonight.” Coach Moon told us in a statement after the game. “We applied good pressure defensively and got out into transition which was what we wanted to do. We did some really good things in our half-court offense too which is very encouraging. We’ve got a long way to go but we’ll get better each time we compete. Back at it tomorrow.”

Game stats:

Brooke VanTassel – 20 points

Cathryn Reynolds – 10 points

Brookelyne Wienczkowski – 6 points

Michayla Magee – 4 points

Hannah Cole – 4 points

Grace Chapman – 3 points

Lucy Higley – 3 points