By Mark Carpenter
Southern Hills Athletic Conference basketball action came to West Union High School last Friday night as the Dragons had a chance to pull off an upset that could influence the league standings as they welcomed the Eastern Warriors to town. Eastern came into the game tied for first place with Peebles in the SHAC big school division and when the night ended, the Warriors were still in that first place deadlock as they held off the Dragons for a 50-46 win.
The Dragons got 17 points from James Sellars on a night where they had a golden opportunity late to pull of a victory. After a furious comeback, the Dragons trailed by two late in the game with Eastern at the foul line, where the Warriors missed but Eatern’s Marcus Day grabbed the offensive rebound and scored to make the final four-point margin.
Eastern led at every quarter stop 13-10, 31-24, 42-34, and then the final 50-46.
Besides Sellars’ 17, West Union got 8 points from Brady Hinkle and 7 from Tyler Sininger. Eastern was paced by 18 from senior Nathan Scott, 11 from Day, and 9 from Mickey Hundley.
The loss dropped West Union to 8-10 on the season.