Keeping its 2016-2017 NICL Conference record unblemished, Union scored a decisive 64-37 victory over Denver at home on January 23. The #8 (Class 3A) ranked Knights had their hands full with Denver sophomore Kambrie Clinton, who scored all of her team’s 13 first quarter points. Union’s defensive adjustments in the second period helped the Knights turn a two point lead after one period into a comfortable 35-17 halftime advantage. The Union defense also neutralized Clinton, who could only muster two points over the final three quarters of the game.
Early in the third, Union suffered a setback when senior guard Courtney Powell left the game and did not return after suffering an ankle sprain. Despite playing little more than half a game, Powell led all Union scorers with 15 points.
The Knights return to action on Friday, hosting Dike-New Hartford on Senior Night.
Union’s road to State begins February 11 when the Knights host Vinton-Shellsburg in a sub-state contest.