The Lady Rangers weren’t fazed by having to go on the road Friday night.
Unaka held on to take a 39-38 victory over Greenback on Friday night in the Region 1-A quarterfinals in Greenback.
With the win, the Lady Rangers advance into Monday’s Region 1-A semifinals at North Greene against the Lady Huskies, and a spot in the Region 1-A Championship game along with a berth in substate are on the line.
On the road at Greenback, Unaka took care of business.
The Lady Rangers took an early lead, and 3-pointers from Kiki Forney and Macy Ensor helped UHS take an 11-9 lead after a quarter of play.
In the second quarter, the teams played even as each squad scored 10 points in the frame. That allowed Unaka to hold a 21-19 advantage at the half.
The Lady Rangers were able to add to their lead in the third quarter as UHS saw Lyndie Ramsey score eight points in the frame as Unaka pushed the lead to 31-26 after three complete quarters.
Unaka had big-time shots from Mailey Guy, Forney, and Ramsey, and then held on in the frantic closing minute for the upset win.
Ramsey had 14 points to lead Unaka, while Forney scored 11 points in the win. Ensor added six points.