Posted Sunday January 11, 2009
STANFIELD - The Union Lady Bobcats defeated their hosts, the Stanfield Tigers 52-44 on Saturday, January 10, 2009. The taller Bobcats controlled the action in the second half of the game. The Tigers lead at halftime but things would turn tough for Stanfield in the second half.
Stanfield lead 4-0 early in the first period. It was nearly three minutes later that Union closed to tie it up 6-6. Stanfield then took the lead back until Union took the lead at 12-11 with three minutes to go in the period. The Bobcats held the Tigers scoreless for the last minute and a half to finish with a 18-13 lead.
Stanfield held Union to two points for the first three minutes of the second period while scoring seven points to tie it up 20-20. The teams exchanged the lead through the next several minutes with Stanfield leading at halftime 26-24. Stanfield hopes fell on Mikayla Baros, Tara Nichols, Jessinia Carrillo, and Erica Gehrke to match up to the physically bigger Bobcats.
Union practically shut off the Tigers in the third holding the Tigers to just two points while hitting 14 points to take a 38-28 lead.
Stanfield shook off the Bobcat defenders in the fourth to score 16 points. Carrillo, Baros, Gehrke, and Nichols scored for the Tigers. It ended up not being enough as the Union defense and the Bobcats shooting was more than enough to secure the 52-44 win.
Photos by Terry Aichele