Tigers Roar Past Bears

Written By Cody Rose

The Union City Lady Bears hosted the region leading Maplewood Tigers on Thursday night in the Bears Den, hoping to extend their three-game winning streak. The Tigers got off to a hot start in the game, going on a 12-0 run, before Lucy Higley would get the Bears on the board. It was all Maplewood from there, as the game would be in the mercy rule by halftime, and the Tigers would go on to defeat the Bears 49-19, ending the Lady Bears three game win streak, as the Lady Bears fall to 9-9 (4-4) on the season. The girls next game will be Monday night, as they hit the road to take on the Saegertown Panthers. “We came out flat tonight. It was a really tough night shooting for us and all the credit to Maplewood.” Coach Matt Moon stated after the game. “They’re a quality team that plays great defense and are very efficient on offense. We rushed everything and never could calm ourselves down. The two games we played against them won’t define our season though, and we still have a good shot at getting a playoff spot. We’ll make the adjustments we need to and will be ready for another big region game Monday as we travel to Saegertown.” 

The Lady Bears defeated the Tigers in the JV game 41-25.

Game stats:

Union City:

Brooke VanTassel – 5 points

Lucy Higley – 5 points

Brookelyne Wienczkowski – 4 points

Hannah Cole – 3 points 

Kaleigh Brenner – 2 points


Sadie Thomas – 14 points 

Madison O’Hara – 8 points 

Rhaelynn Koelle – 6 points

Arianna Palmiero – 6 points

Bailey Varndell – 5 points 

Sheila Despenes – 3 points

Madison Eimer – 3 points

Savannah O’Hara – 2 points

Maggie Means – 2 points