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Union 58, Skyview 40
1/31/2019 9:36 AM

Mackenzie Lewis scored 18 points and Toryi Midland added 14 to lead the Union girls basketball team to a program-first 4A Greater St. Helens League title on Wednesday at Union High School behind a 58-40 win over Skyview.

Union finished tied with Camas at 7-1 atop the league standings. The two teams will officially share the league title, but play a tiebreaker for bi-district seeding on Friday at 6 p.m. at Evergreen High School.

“It’s exciting,” Midland said. “We’re celebrating because this is big, never done before in school history, so it feels good to put a banner up on the wall.”

The Storm were led by Kazz Parks’ 10 points. Parks and Remington Riley, Skyview’s top leaders this season, played, though not at 100 percent, according to Storm coach Brett Johnson.

Skyview led 12-3 after the first quarter, but Union responded with a 9-0 run in the second to pull within one. The game was tied 20-20 at half.

In the second, it was all Union.

“We got it together after the first,” Midland said. “We said, ‘this is it, we can either let them have it, or we can take it.’ ”

Johnson praised Mikelle Anthony’s contributions. Anthony, a junior, joined the team two weeks ago off the cheer squad and has provided much-needed depth, Johnson said. She played as a freshman and opted not to play her sophomore year.

Union coach Gary Mills credited Lewis’s play as crucial to the team’s ability to pull away.

Mills, a first-year head coach, has worked at Union since the school opened in 2008 and served as an assistant coach in the girls and boys program. But it carries extra meaning for him to know his team is responsible for a banner in the Union High School gym.

UNION 58, SKYVIEW 40

SKYVIEW — Michelle Winters 3, Alexis Perez 0, Maddie Hendricks 9, Ava Harman 2, Remington Riley 2, Tanariea Deloney 2, Skylar Groesbeck 4, Kazz Parks 10, Emily Norton 3 Mikelle Anthony 6. Totals 16 (4) 5-10 40.

UNION –Alexis Raymore 8, Marina Morningstar 2, McKenna Vega 0, Toryi Midland 14, Lolo Weatherspoon 4, Abbey Kaip 11, Mackenzie Lewis 18, Lily Caplice 0, Kaneyl Carpenter 1, Caitlyn Leake 0. Totals 23 (7) 6-10 58.

Skyview 12 8 8 12–40

Union 3 17 18 20–58


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