Unaka Splits At West Greene



It was a split night in Greene County for Unaka.

The Lady Rangers used a big performance from Lyndie Ramsey to roll to a 55-43 victory, while the Rangers dropped a hard-fought 57-48 decision to the Buffaloes.

In the girls’ game, Unaka jumped out early by rolling to an 18-8 lead after a quarter of play. The Lady Rangers pushed the advantage to 29-10 at the half.

West Greene, however, battled back with a 14-0 run to open the third quarter to close the gap by five points, and then used another quick run to close within three points in the opening minute of the fourth.

Macy Ensor drained a 3-pointer to get some breathing room and the Lady Rangers held on for the win.

Ramsey had 30 points in the win, while Ensor had 13 points.

Tayli Rader and Megan Daniels had 13 points apiece.

In the boys’ game, Unaka had to battle back from an early deficit.

After the Buffaloes opened the game on a 10-2 run, Joesph Slagle hit back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers as Unaka took a 17-16 advantage.

The teams traded shots before West Greene took a 20-17 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, the teams continued to trade shots before WG pulled out to a six-point lead.

Unaka continued to battle but was unable to make a run in the final quarter.

Joe-Z Blamo had 26 points, while Slagle had 13 points to pace the Rangers.



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