The Union Spartans hosted the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs Monday night for their first game in the New Year. The Bulldogs dominated the Spartans in an 80-44 win.
Wallace jumped out early on the Spartans in the first quarter putting up 22 points. The Bulldogs also kept Union away from the net who only scored 5 points in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs continued to own the court in the second quarter scoring 23 more points while only allowing the Spartans 9. At the end of the first half, the Bulldogs had a 31-point lead over the Spartans, 45-14.
Union came out after the half and was able to increase the pace. They finally were able to find the basket to add 16 points to their total, but was unable to pull close enough for it to really make a difference.
By the fourth quarter the Bulldogs were well out of reach for the Spartan but they still managed to score 14 more points before the game ended, 80-44.
Jawawn Newkirk led the Spartans with 15 points. Newkirk was followed by Devin Henry who had 8 points, Donta Chavious and Christian Boykin who both contributed 6 points, and Chris Murphy with 3 points.
Union head coach, Keagan Warren just didn’t think his team played well tonight. “They just jumped out early on us in the first half and we couldn’t pull it together,” he said.
The Union Spartans will play again at home Wednesday against the Clinton Dark Horses.
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