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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 5:45 pm

Returning home proved to be just what the Union basketball Lady ’Cats needed.

Union (2-4) rolled past Bourbon Thursday night, 54-21.

“It was a very good win,” Union Head Coach Dusty Weiskopf said. “We had back-to-back losses Monday against Northwest and Tuesday against Eldon. We probably should have won against Northwest and we played two really good quarters against Eldon. I told the girls to just come out and play and they did. We’re going to lose some and win some, but I just want to see some effort. I thought we played really well tonight and did some good things.”

The win came two days after the Lady ’Cats struggled in the second half in a 49-29 loss at Eldon, scoring just eight points in the second half.

Bourbon

Scoring early and often, and from a balanced group, proved to the correct path for victory Thursday night at home.

Union received scoring from nine different players while rolling to a 20-5 lead after one quarter, a 29-7 advantage at the half and a 49-16 lead after three quarters.

“We can’t win games with just Bri (Clark) scoring,” Weiskopf said. “It’s enjoyable watching her score 32 points a game, but for us to be successful, we’re going to have to have more help. We’ve been working on a lot of things. It’s a process. It’s slowly coming together.”

Three of those players hit double digits.

Sharing the scoring lead were Clark, a junior, and senior Megan Altemueller. Each scored 11 points.

Clark did scored nine of her points in the first and third quarters. Altemueller was Union’s only player to score in all four quarters.

Senior Anna Houston netted 10 points with six in the first quarter.

Sophomore Emily Bay was next with six points.

Sophomore Cassidy Terrill netted five points.

Sophomore Erika Jeffries followed with four points.

Junior Kayla Kelly scored three points with junior Emily Nowak and sophomore Haley Cluck scored two points apiece.

“I challenged them tonight to play four quarters,” Weiskopf said. “We have not played four quarters all year long. If we play four quarters, we give ourselves a chance.”

Alyssa Hammack led Bourbon with seven points, all scored in the second half.

Tessa Starbeck netted five points in the first quarter. Kendra Farris ended with four points. Emmy Byrd and Bri Flowers each had two points and Gabby Ramirez added one point.

Eldon

It was a tale of two halves for the Union Lady ’Cats Tuesday night in Eldon.

Union led 21-19 after one half, but managed just eight points through the final 16 minutes in a 49-29 loss.

“We played a great first half, and were leading, 21-19,” Weiskopf said. “In the second half, we imploded. On our first 10 possessions, we turned the ball over nine times and dug a hole that we could not get out of.”

Weiskopf credited Eldon with making adjustments to come back.

“They have a strong team and they played very well,” Weiskopf said.

“Once we find a way to put four quarters together we will be a much better team,” said Weiskopf. “Our girls understand it’s a process and continue to get better every day.”

Clark led Union with nine points. Houston was next with eight while Jeffries scored six points. Altemueller and Kelly each scored three points.

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Baseball

Wednesday, April 9

Pacific 14, Borgia 8

Ft. Zumwalt East 7, Washington 2

Union 7, North County 6

Thursday, April 10

Washington 5, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

Union 5, Hermann 4 (8)

St. James 11, St. Clair 4

Pacific 20, New Haven 10

Friday, April 11

*Borgia 6, DuBourg 2

Warrenton 12, St. Clair 2

Saturday, April 12

Borgia 7, St. Clair 0

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Girls Soccer

Wednesday, April 9

Windsor Tournament

Washington 2, Windsor 0

Union 4, Pacific 1

Thursday, April 10

Borgia 7, DuBourg 1

St. Clair 9, St. James 0

Windsor Tournament

Third-Place Game — Windsor 8, Pacific 1

Championship Game — Washington 5, Union 4 (2 OT)

Friday, April 11

St. Pius 5, Borgia 0

Fatima 2, St. Clair 1 (PK Shootout)

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Troy Tny, TBA

Hillsboro Tny, TBA

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Troy Tny    TBA

Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Golf

Wednesday, April 9

Borgia 162, Duchesne 182, Lutheran St. Charles 175 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

Sullivan 163, Pacific 181, St. James 201 (medalist P-C. VanLeer 37)

Thursday, April 10

Washington 148, Ft. Zumwalt S 176 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 29)

St. James at Union, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Sullivan Tournament, 8 a.m.

Borgia 196, St. Dominic 214 (Medalist-C. Voss, Borgia, 33)

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Friday, April 11

Central Methodist JV at ECC, 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

ECC swept Cottey in doubleheader

Sunday, April 13

ECC at Central Methodist JV, PPD

Monday, April 14

*ECC at St. Louis, PPD

Tuesday, April 15

*Three Rivers at ECC, 2 p.m.

*Conference Games

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