MENDON, MI. — The Union City Lady Chargers opened their 2022 season this past Tuesday with a barnburner, falling to Mendon by the score of 44-42.
Union City held a slim 12-10 lead after one quarter of play before Mendon came back to tie things up at 20-20 at the half.
The Hornets out scored Union City 16-13 in the third quarter to lead 36-33 going in to the fourth quarter and Mendon held off a late Union City charge to secure the victory.
Union City had three players reach double figures, led by junior Jordan Chard who had 12 points. Also hitting double digits for the Chargers was Aaelya Asher with 11 points and Carley Gordon also with 11 points. Asher added four rebounds in the tough loss.
Chipping in for the Chargers first outing was Addy Rumsey with two points and four rebounds; Mackenzie Hale with four points; and Gracie Phelps with two points and four rebounds.
Mendon was led on the night by Makennah Mullin who had a game high 15 points to go with four rebounds, four steals and four blocks.
Union City is now 0-1 on the young season and will next see action on Friday when they travel to Hillsdale.
Tekonsha drops season opener to Battle Creek Academy
TEKONSHA, MI. — The Tekonsha Lady Indians dropped their season opener to Battle Creek Academy on Tuesday, falling by the score of 29-22.
Both teams struggled out of the gate, with BC Academy leading 3-1 after one. Both teams found their footing in the second quarter on offense, with BC Academy outscoring Tekonsha 9-7 to lead 12-8 at the half.
The two teams played to a 5-5 stalemate in the third quarter, heading to the fourth quarter with BC Academy leading 17-13. Tekonsha looked to make a run in the fourth quarter but came up just a little short as BC Academy outscored Tekonsha 12-9 in the final stanza to take the 29-22 win.
Tekonsha employed a well rounded attack as four different players found the scorebook. Reagan Henry led the Tekonsha effort with nine points, all in the second half, while Addison Griffith added eight points. Also scoring for Tekonsha was Carissa Shedd with three points and Clara Wart with two points.
Battle Creek Academy was led by the duo of Olivia Keller and Sofia Keller, as both netted 12 points.
Tekonsha is now 0-1 on the young season and will next see action on Friday when they host St. Phil to kick off their SCAA schedule.
This article originally appeared on Coldwater Daily Reporter: Girls BBall: Union City and Tekonsha come up just short in opener