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Carbon High girls ramp up pressure, run past Union


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By KEVIN SCANNELL
Sun Advocate Sports reporter

Carbon High's defensive pressure has been a theme all season long, with the team leaning heavily on ball pressure to help break games open.

In Tuesday night's game against Union High School, things were no different.

After eight minutes of play, the Carbon High girls basketball team and Union were locked into a tight game with the Dinos leading by two points.

But as the second quarter got underway, the Lady Dinos went to work, pressuring their opponent on defense and converting a number of fast break opportunities on their way to a 63-39 win on Tuesday night at the Carbon High School gym.

The Lady Dinos used their pressure defense to slow down the Union offense and kept them from getting many open shots. Many times when Union players were bringing the ball up the court, Carbon players including seniors Regan Powell, Miranda Averett and Rachel Scoggins were able to tip passes leading to fast breaks for Carbon.

Carbon (7-3) was able to head into the half with a comfortable lead of 29-12 over Union (3-7).

In the second half, the Lady Dinos continued to apply defensive pressure which helped add on to their large lead. Bianco was able to rotate a number of players into the game, providing an opportunity for the team's bench players to get ample playing time.

With three minutes left in the third quarter, Carbon took a 20 point lead at 39-19 thanks to a quick 8-0 run highlighted by back-to-back three's from Averett and Scoggins.

Despite being down in the second half, Union was able to chip away at the Carbon lead thanks to 15 points, including two three-pointers, from Union's Suzy Van Dyke.

While Union chipped away at the lead, Bianco called a timeout and gathered his team to implore that they cut down the mistakes and resume their style of play.

The two teams played a much more even second half, as Carbon outscored Union 34-27. Carbon's lead through much of the game was aided by free throws as the Lady Dinos finished 25-of-33 from the line. Union shot 13-of-23 in the game.

Averett led Carbon in scoring with 13 points. Powell added 11, Amanda Freestone and Scoggins each scored nine points respectively.

With Region 12 play about to start, Carbon currently leads the region with Delta (4-3), North Sanpete (4-4), Juab (3-4), Spanish Fork (3-5) and Payson (0-6) following behind them.

Carbon will head into the two week holiday break on a high note before playing opening Region 12 regular season play on the road on Jan. 10 against Payson.

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