Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022


         UNIONTOWN – The host basketball teams at the Uniontown Midseason Classic were not very hospitable to the visiting Altoona-Midway cage squads, sweeping both matchups in second-round action of the tournament here Thursday night.

         Uniontown defeated the Jets 46-31 in the boys’ contest, and the Lady Eagles used a blitzkrieg from long distance to roll to a 73-25 triumph over the AMHS girls.

         The Altoona-Midway teams were scheduled to wind up action in the midseason classic on Friday, with both teams taking on Prairie View.

         AMHS Boys

         The Jets (2-7) were competitive most the of way in this contest. AMHS led 9-8 after the opening period, and trailed just 20-16 at halftime. Uniontown used a 9-3 run right after the break to go up 29-19, and Altoona-Midway struggled to cut into that lead the rest of the way.

         A 3-point field goal by Jacob Meigs cut the margin to eight, 36-28, at the midway mark of the final period, but the Jets were unable to get any closer at the Eagles outscored AMHS 10-3 down the stretch.

         No individual stats were available.

AMHS Girls

Once again playing with just five girls and no subs, the Lady Jets (2-6) ran into a buzz-saw against host Uniontown, which poured in 16 3-point field goals during the contest.

The Lady Eagles scored the first 11 points of the game and led 19-7 after one period. Uniontown extended that lead to 38-13 at halftime, and used a 21-5 third quarter to go up 61-18. Despite a running clock, Lady Eagle starters added four more treys in the last quarter, resulting in the 73-25 finale.

Mariah Stackhouse led Altoona-Midway in scoring with 10 points, while Summer Raymond tossed in eight points. Emmalynn Pupanek chipped in four points for the Lady Jets, while Ava Hufford added three.

Uniontown got an unbelievable performance from Howard, who scorched the nets for 10 three-pointers – five in each half – and finished the game with 34 points.

Gorman also reached double figures with 12 – all coming on four treys – while Hail scored seven and Fry and Coulter scored six apiece for the Lady Eagles.