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AMMS Basketball Article
Jeff Almond
Wednesday, November 20, 2019


         UNIONTOWN – The Uniontown Eagles, featuring two very talented teams, soared over the Altoona-Midway Middle School basketball squads for a pair of lopsided victories here Tuesday night.

         Uniontown rolled past the AMMS Jets 57-12 in the boys’ contest, while earlier in the evening the Lady Eagles had posted a 54-11 victory.

         The Altoona-Midway squads saw their records drop to 0-3 on the season.

         AMMS Girls

         Uniontown raced to a 22-0 first quarter lead and left no doubt about the outcome. The Lady Eagles led 36-6 at intermission. The final was 54-11.

          “We played a really tough team tonight,” said Lady Jets head coach Nikki Almond. “But the girls composed themselves very well in some tough situations and I’m super proud of them for that. We have some rebounding practice to do but we’re making improvements every day.”

         Ava Hufford led the Lady Jets with six points, while Summer Raymond added three points and was also credited with four steals. Emmalynn Pupanek also had a bucket for AMMS.

         Rylee Coulter fired in 18 points to pace the Uniontown attack, while Addisyn Hall and Brooklyn Dreisbach found the nets for 14 and 10 points, respectively.

         AMMS Boys

         It was same song, second verse in the nightcap as Uniontown stormed to an early lead and never looked back, winning 57-12.

         The Eagles led 18-2 and the quarter and 34-5 at halftime.

         “Uniontown had a very fine team, and we were down a couple of players due to injury and sickness, so it was a mismatch,” said AMMS coach Craig Null. “But my kids played hard the entire game, and that’s all I can ask of them. Despite the score, we’re moving in the right direction.”

         Uniontown used a three-prong attack to account for 52 of their 57-point total. Joey Marlow poured in 29 points (including 16 in the second half), while Chase Smith netted 13 and Riley Warner 10 for the Eagles.

         Altoona-Midway got four points apiece from Lane Poeverlein and Hunter Lawrence. Kieran Foster chipped in with three and Jacob Meigs added a free throw.          Both Jet squads are now off until after Thanksgiving break. AMMS will return to action Monday, Dec. 2, when they host Thayer