By QUINTON LILLEY
On Friday the top two teams from class 2A region 2 district 16 faced off as the Hawkins Lady Hawks (4-2) faced the Union Grove Lady Lions (6-0). However the Lady Lions’ outside shooting proved to be too much for Hawkins defense to keep up with as Union Grove went on to win 68-42.
The Lady Hawks had previously lost to Union grove at home just over three weeks ago but faced an early deficit in the first quarter as the score was 10-2 in favor of Union Grove early.
The Lady Hawks immediately responded out of a time-out going on a 5-2 run the rest of the first quarter as the Lady Lions led 12-7 at the end of the first frame.
In the second quarter Union Grove made a concentrated effort to get the ball to their star guard Summer Grubbs. She delivered as she scored seven points while hitting a three in the quarter to go along with two assists both coming on layups by Carliegh Judd. Haley Breazeale also hit two three-pointers in the second quarter to help extend the Lady Lions’ lead.
The Lady Hawks struggled during the second quarter as well as they were outscored 17-8 as the Lady Lions led 29-14 heading in to halftime.
Coming out of the halftime break the Lady Hawks struck first as Silvia Montgomery scored the quarter’sfirst five points cutting in to the Union Grove lead. However just as they had done in the second, Union Grove responded with their great outside shooting. Grubbs hit four three-pointers in the third quarter and Breazeale hit another three as well.
For Hawkins Carolyn Searer led the scoring attack with eight points in the quarter as the Lady Hawks tried to stay within reach of the Lady Lions but found themselves down 51-27.
In the final quarter the Lady Hawks played their best quarter of the game as they scored 15 points, but they were still outscored by two as Union Grove cruised to victory.