Unaka came out on top in a battle of county foes Monday night.
The Lady Rangers captured a 47-40 win over the Lady Warriors, while the Unaka boys jumped out early to take a 69-43 win decision over Happy Valley on Warrior Hill.
In the girls’ game, it was a battle from the tip.
Unaka’s Lyndie Ramsey opened the scoring with a trey before HV reeled off the next seven points – four of which came from Kadie Bailey.
The teams traded shots as the quarter ended in a 13-13 stalemate.
Emma Taylor broke the tie for Unaka, but Gracie Younce and Cayden Anderson hit back-to-back shots as the Lady Warriors regained the lead.
Ramsey, however, scored seven points during a 10-4 run to give Unaka a 25-22 advantage at the half.
Ramsey hit back-to-back treys to open the second half.
The Lady Warriors countered with a quick 4-0 run, but Unaka was able to extend the lead to six after three complete quarters.
The fourth quarter saw Unaka push the lead to 13- points and then kept the Lady Warriors at bay to secure the win.
Ramsey led all scorers with 35 points to pace Unaka. Jill Faust had six points, while Taylor added five points.
HV was paced by Bailey’s 15 points, while Anderson had 11 points.
In the boys’ game, Unaka jumped out early and never looked back.
Landon Ramsey and Marcus Shomaker jumpstarted the Rangers on a 16-2 run – a run that was capped by back-to-back shots from Mason Wilson. HV settled down with shots from Tucker Shoun and James Murray, but Unaka maintained a 21-9 lead after a quarter of play.
Colby Chausse helped the Warriors cut the gap back to 10 points, but Ramsey reeled of six straight points to extend the lead back out for the Rangers.
The teams traded shots to end the half as Unaka held a 37-19 lead.
HV trimmed the lead in the third quarter, but a 12-3 Unaka run over the end of the third and start of the fourth quarter secured the win for the visitors.
Ramsey had 23 points to lead Unaka, while Shoemaker had 14 points. Wilson added 12 points.
Chausse had 23 points to lead Happy Valley, while Murray had 10 points.
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