The 2013 Nathan Gay Basketball Tournament began Friday at Union High School. The four teams entered in this year’s tournament are Union, Lakewood, East Bladen, and Triton.
The East Bladen girls got things started in the first game with an easy win over Triton, 65-46.
Union and Lakewood girls faced off in game two, with the Leopards breezing past the Spartans 58-31. The Lady Leopards dominated in the first half, scoring 27 points and holding the Spartans to only 12 points. This Leopard takeover continued in the second half, overpowering Union on both ends of the court. The end result was a Lakewood victory, 58-31.
Leading the scoring for the Lady Leopards was Brianna Evans with 16 points. She was assisted by Kiara Rich with 14 points, Rashyda Parker with 8 points.
Union’s head coach Bryant Register said, “First off I want to congratulate Coach (Lofton) Carr and his girls on the win tonight. Overall, I’m very proud of our young ladies. I thought they played with great effort and intensity, and competed well. We’ve just got some mistakes we have to clean up a bit, and we‘ll have a quick turnaround tomorrow against Triton.”
Leading scorers for Union were Eva Long with 9 points, Destiny Robinson with 7 points, Shiquilla Walker with 4 points.
Union and Triton girls will play a consolation game Saturday, and Lakewood will vie with East Bladen for the championship.