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UNION 56, OWASSO 18

Union 56, Owasso 18

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Tulsa World | 1/5/2019

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OHS entered Friday’s home opener against Union, already without its emotional leader and best defender in senior guard Rylie Boone, who is out of action indefinitely after she suffered a rolled ankle in practice. Late in the third quarter against the Redskins, Owasso lost its top offensive threat in senior point guard Avery Allen. Allen suffered an apparent right leg injury and was helped off the court. She did not play the remainder of the game and left the gym on crutches.

On the court, the unbeaten Redskins, led by a trio of 6-foot-2 post players, had their way with the Rams in a 56-18 verdict inside the OHS Gymnasium. Limited to just five field goals for the game, Owasso dropped its third straight contest and fell to 1-6 on the season and 0-4 in the Frontier Valley Conference.

Paige Knight led the Rams with six points.

Owasso’s matchup zone defense actually kept it in the game in the early stages as Union led just 6-4 in a low-scoring first quarter.

The Redskins began to separate themselves with an 11-0 run in the second quarter as Union built a 21-7 cushion. Junior Jayla Burgess, one of Union’s 6-2 threats, keyed the flurry with all eight of her points in the quarter. Burgess tied Alayzha Knapp, also 6-2, and Taleyah Jones for team-high honors in scoring.

Leading 23-12 at halftime, Union put the contest away quickly in the third quarter as it scored the first 12 points. Knight had a pair of buckets before Allen went down with her injury at the 1:51 mark of the third quarter.
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