Lady Rangers pull away for win at North; Rangers drop heartbreaking



The Unaka basketball programs split a District 1-A clash with Sullivan North on Friday night.

The Lady Rangers captured a 55-33 road victory over the Lady Raiders, while the Rangers dropped a tough 58-52 decision to the homesteading Raiders.

In the girls’ game, Unaka used a strong second quarter to pull away.

After leading 13-9 after eight minutes of play, the Lady Rangers outscored North 21-5 in the second quarter to push the lead to 34-14 at the half.

The momentum continued to be with the Lady Rangers in the second half as Unaka limited North to just three points in the third quarter to leave no doubt.

Lyndie Ramsey had 16 points to lead the way. Maci Ensor tallied nine points, while Jada Whitehead had seven points.

The boys game saw the Rangers have to battle from an early deficit.

Sullivan North took a 22-11 lead in the first quarter, and pushed the advantage to 33-18 at the half. Ryan Johnson and the Rangers got things heated up as they trimmed the advantage by outscoring SN 21-12.

Unaka, however, was unable to complete the comeback.

Johnson finished with 20 points to pace the Rangers. Will Sexton had 13 points, and Josh Slagle tallied 10 points.


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