Girls basketball: Union 80, Battle Ground 60

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Updated: January 5, 2013, 12:12 AM

 

The host Titans used a late 11-2 run to pull away in the high-scoring Class 4A Greater St. Helens League opener for both teams.

Tuileisu Anderson scored 30 points to lead Union, despite being limited by some foul trouble. Anderson made 11 field goals in the game, including four 3-pointers in the first half.

A 24-7 second quarter put Union up 43-21 at halftime and Battle Ground was never closer than 11 points in the second half. The Tigers did outscore the Titans 22-11 in the third quarter.

Emily Rowe finished with 19 points and Jessica Chatman scored 17 for Union, and each was effective inside in the fourth quarter when the Titans put up 26 points. Union point guard Tessa Vanderpool had six steals.

Four players scored in double figures for Battle Ground, led by 17 points from Haley Hamilton.

The game featured a combined 64 free throws.

UNION 80, BATTLE GROUND 60

BATTLE GROUND -- Haley Hamilton 17, Emily Griffith 2, Malory Olson 10, Jossilyn Blackman 12, Courtney Knott 0, Alena Jarvis 13, Kylie Smith 2, Dominique Lyon 4, Carly Hershberger 0. Totals 18 (2) 22-34 60.

UNION -- Tessa Vanderpool 6, Tuileisu Anderson 30, Kendra Preuninger 0, Molly Petrie 3, Katie Burbank 2, Hannah O'Donnell 3, Jessica Chatman 17, Emily Rowe 19. Totals 29 (6) 16-30 80.

B. Ground 14 7 22 17--60

Union 19 24 11 26--80

JV -- Union won. C -- Battle Ground won.