Eagle girls get back on winning track

UNIONTOWN — A 24-3 run that spanned the first quarter gave Uniontown High’s girls all the offense they’d need Friday in a 79-23 whitewash over visiting Pleasanton High.
Along the way, Jacy Ermel put herself in the record books with a school-record 23 rebounds, including 12 at the offensive end.
The victory, which wraps up the pre-Christmas schedule, puts Uniontown’s record at 4-2.
“Our defense was good and we shared the ball really well,” Eagle head coach Ken Holt said.
Armed with a 21-point lead after one quarter, Uniontown showed little interest in letting Pleasanton creep back into the game.
The Eagles led 54-13 at the break and 73-21 by the end of the third quarter.
Ermel’s rebounding record — coupled with a 22-point effort — broke the old school mark of 20 boards, Holt said.
Abbie Smith chipped in with 18 points and four assists. Brianna Esslinger scored nine and Brooke Harper had eight for the Eagles. Tiffany Poyner grabbed seven steals, while Hope Jurgensen dished out six assists.
The Eagles also forced 30 Pleasanton turnovers.
Johnnea Saulsberry led Pleasanton with 13 points.
Uniontown also came out on top of the junior varsity contest 36-12. Regan Weyant and Jessica Murrow each scored 10 for the Eagle JV.
Uniontown resumes play Jan. 4 at home against Southern Coffey County.
Uniontown (24-30-19-6—79) (FG/3-pt): Murrow 0-0-1-0, Clayton 3-0-3-6, Rathbun 0-0-1-0, Smith 8-2-1-18, Poyner 3-0-1-6, Ermel 9-4-4-22, Shook 3-0-2-6, Jurgensen 0-0-1-0, Harper 1/2-0-2-8, Esslinger 1/2-1-0-9, Weyant 1-0-0-2, Rockhold 1-0-2-2. TOTALS: 30/4-7-18-79.
Pleasanton (3-10-8-2—23): Saulsberry 3-7-2-13, Streeter 1-0-1-2, Courtois 0-1-1-1, Lowe 0-1-0-1, Byington1-0-2-2, Saudners 0-0-1-0, Hansuld 0-0-3-0, Lewis 2-0-3-4. TOTALS: 7-9-13-23.