McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

December 29, 2012

Union ends Kiowa win streak

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

ADA — Union, a 6A Tulsa school, and Kiowa, a Class A, would normally never face each other. But the two met Thursday in the first round of the Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic at East Central University in Ada, and on the bigger stage of the 36-year old tournament, Union’s bigger and faster Lady Redskins won big.

Union’s combination of high-speed offense and stingy interior defense proved too much for Kiowa, which lost for the first time this season, 62-32.

The Lady Redskins seized control of the game with a second quarter in which they out-scored the Cowgirls 25-4. That included a 15-0 Union run that closed out the first half and put Kiowa in an insurmountable hole.

“Momentum changed, and the wheels came off,” Kiowa coach Wade Daniel said.

“We didn’t rebound the ball and kind of were stale offensively, which is usually our strong suit.”

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