West Union made the trip to Alcorn Central in hoops action on Thursday night and came away with a Lady Eagle win and a pair of hard fought games.
In girls action, West Union used tenacious defensive pressure in the fourth quarter to pull away in a back and forth contest for a 53-43 victory.
The Lady Eagles found themselves trailing the Lady Bears of Alcorn Central 23-21 at halftime and the lead was only two leading into the fourth quarter.
A flurry of baskets off of turnovers led by Annie Orman’s 7 points and Emma Callicutt’s defense with 3 steals stretched the lead and ultimately claimed the victory.
Orman led West Union with 24 points. Eden Conlee added 15.
The victory moved the Lady Eagles to 10-15 on the season. They play in the Robertson’s Sportswear Challenge on Saturday.
In boys action, the Eagles lost a close contest that came down to a final shot. The Golden Bears of Alcorn Central came away with a 57-54 victory.
West Union was led in scoring by Cole Phillips with 21. Sam Callicutt added 19 and Luke Willard added 10.
The loss dropped the Eagles to 11-15 on the season. They play in the Hotbed Classic in New Albany on Saturday.
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