February 18th , 2014 1:24 am Leave a comment

Rangers win, Lady Bulldogs fall in third-place games

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GRAY — A pair of six-point, fourth-quarter runs enabled South Greene to rally past Hampton 56-48 on Monday evening at Bobby Snyder Gym in the girls’ consolation game and finish third in the 1-A district tournament.

On the boys’ side, Unaka (10-20) erased a five-point, fourth-period deficit in topping North Greene 47-44 to earn the third seed in the regional.

BOYS

Unaka 47

North Greene 44

Unaka opened the game with a six-point run only to see North Greene rally to a 26-22 halftime advantage behind seven points from Troy Hall and Zane Britton. Joe Searfoss, Logan Carrier and Alex Baltaji each had two-point buckets early for the Rangers, but NG came back to take a 13-10 lead after one period was in the books.

The Rangers trailed by five going into the fourth quarter and after an exchange of two-pointers, the Rangers went on a 10-0 run led by senior post Austin Anderson’s work on the offensive glass.

GIRLS

South Greene 56

Hampton 48

South Greene (23-9) forced seven first period turnovers and allowed Hampton (19-13) just four points in the stanza as the Lady Rebels opened an early 11-4 advantage.

Junior guard Alexis Bowers snapped a seven-point South Greene run with a deuce for the Lady Bulldogs. Bowers missed her free-throw attempt but grabbed the rebound, and her follow-through layup made it a 13-8 contest.

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