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Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012 7:30 pm

Hitting the road again Tuesday, the Union basketball Lady ’Cats turned up the offense in a 65-48 win at Rockwood Summit.

“We still are not playing our best basketball,” Union Head Coach Grant Young said. “But we shouldn’t be, it’s Dec. 5. I keep seeing improvements on each end of the floor each game. We just have to put four quarters together.”

Union (5-2) tied its highest scoring output of the season with the 65 points. Union also scored 65 against Lutheran North in the opening round of the Orchard Farm Tournament Nov. 26.

The Lady ’Cats have reached or surpassed 60 points in four of their seven games so far this season. Union scored 53 points in Monday’s win over Northwest.

In the two losses, Union scored 42 points against St. Charles and 32 against Helias.

Union opens Four Rivers Conference play Monday at home against Pacific. Young knows it’s going to be a difficult contest.

“Pacific is going to be very physical in our conference opener,” Young said. “We have to rebound from our first home game defeat and come out with better toughness. Stopping Kya Hill’s inside touches, Lizzy Almo’s dribble penetration and Abby Spuhl’s hot shooting is what we hope to take away. We want a quick-paced game to wear them down.”

Rockwood Summit

Union opened Tuesday’s game with 20 points in the first quarter compared to six for the Lady Falcons.

“We had a great start against Summit but really struggled in the second quarter giving easy looks,” Young said. “Consistency will improve as the season moves along.”

While Rockwood Summit rallied somewhat in the second quarter, Union took a 35-24 lead to the locker room for the intermission.

After three quarters, Union was ahead, 50-36.

Bethany Coons hit three three-point baskets on the way to netting 17 points to lead the Lady ’Cats. She also recorded six steals and five assists.

Rachael Bassett recorded a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. She also had a steal and an assist. All 16 points came during the first half.

“Rachael had another big game in the post scoring 16 first-half points,” Young said. “She also had a season-high 16 rebounds to go along with the points. Her rebounding ability gets our transition game going. She is able to make a quick outlet to our guards for us to advance down the floor.”

Alyssa Coons ended the game with 15 points while also hitting a trio of three-point baskets. She added three assists.

Whitney Vitt contributed seven points while Abbie Brack scored five, Jill Johnston added three and Anna Houston closed with two points.

Vitt also had seven rebounds. Johnston pulled down three rebounds. Vitt blocked two shots.

“We finally shot the ball well as a team making eight threes,” Young said. “Having multiple three-point shooters with Jill, Abbie, Bethany, Whitney and Alyssa allows us to spread the defense. We are capable of dong that every night if we have confidence.”

Claire Dmuchovsky led Rockwood Summit with 13 points while Lindsey Branson ended with 12.

Caroline Adams and Kristin Brewer scored seven points apiece. Haley Naum closed with five points while Aliyah Brown and Monique Manuel netted two points apiece.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games