Unioto Beats Southeastern in SVC Girls Basketball Struggle for First Place


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Unioto's Lady Shermans hold first place alone in the SVC Girls Basketball title chase after a 47-39 win at Southeastern, Tuesday. The loss is the first conference defeat for the Lady Panthers.

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Southeastern jumped-out to early leads of 4-0, 7-2 and 12-4. That's when Unioto went on a 12-0 run for a 16-12 advantage. The score was 18-18 at half, but Unioto won both the third and fourth quarters. The Lady Shermans took a 37-32 lead after three quarters, then held the Lady Panthers without a field goal in the final period.

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Unioto shot 16/32 from the field for 50%- including 5/12 from the arc and 10/16 at the foul line. Southeastern was 9/27 from the field for only 33%- including 5/9 from the arc and 16/24 from the charity stripe. SE won the rebounding battle 21-17 and turnovers for such a match-up of top teams were high for each team. Southeastern had 19 and Unioto 17.

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Four Unioto players were in the scoring column with three in double figures. Amber Cottrill led the way with 14, Cree Stulley 13, Avery Miller had a double-double of 11 points/10 rebounds and Emily Coleman added 9.

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Southeastern got 15 points from Sierra Mitten, Cidney Huff had 8, Skylar Hice had 7 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out. Macie Graves added 6 and Alexis Bailes with 3.

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Unioto improves to (6-0/10-2) and Southeastern drops to (5-1/9-3), tied with Adena at one game back. Southeastern travels to Adena on Thursday.

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