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Lady Jets lose close game to Martins Ferry

Published: February 12, 2013 1:33 PM
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MORRISTOWN The Union Local Lady Jets fought hard Wednesday nigh, Feb. 6 at home against Buckeye 8 rival Martins Ferry, eventually losing by one point after being neck in neck for 32 minutes. The nail biter included eight deadlocks and 10 lead changes, before the Purple Riders Jessica Kinney put the visitors ahead 40-39 with a drive to the basket.

The Jets, who struggled to come from behind were hampered by four consecutive misfired free throws by the Jets.

Martins Ferry clung to the one point lead as the time ran out. Union Local made a foul and Ferrys Megan Rose made three of her four shots in the final 36.1 seconds to give the Purple Riders a four-point lead.

The Jets didnt give up. Union Locals Cory Medley banked home a three-pointer at the buzzer for the final score. Medley, a junior, paced the Jets with 18 points. Senior Dallas Montag added 15 and classmate Kayla Doty had eight.

Union Local will move on to play Oak Glen in the consolation finals in New Manchester.

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MARTINS FERRY (43) - Kinney 6 5-6 19; Rose 2 3-4 7; K. Stalder 0 2-2 2; M. Stalder 2 0-0 6; Oberdick 1 0-0 2; Suriano 0 0-0 0; DeLeonardis 1 0-0 2; King 1 1-2 3; Lee 1 0-0 2; Totals: 14-29 11-14.

UNION LOCAL (42) - Medley 7 1-2 18; Montag 6 0-3 15; Doty 3 1-2 8; Stiles 0 0-0 0; Collins 0 1-2 1; Delaney 0 0-0 0; Russell 0 0-0 0; Rucker 0 0-2 0; Totals: 16-34 3-11.

Three-Point Goals: Martins Ferry 4 (Kinney 2, M. Stalder 2); Union Local 7 (Medley 3, Montag 3, Doty)

Photo by Barb Smith

Union Locals Cory Medley (24) attempts to block a Martins Ferrys Tyrah King (40) .Medley was the lead scorer for the Jets with 18 points in the 43-42 close call tournament game Wednesday.

Photo by Barb Smith

Union Locals Kayla Doty (34) brings the ball down the court.

Union Locals Kayla Doty (34) looks for a way around Martins Ferrys Dionna Lee (33).


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