Staff photos by Paul Henry
South Lincoln’s Lady Eagles swept the field in the weeklong 2018 Lions Club Tip-Off Tournament held at Ninth Grade Academy. The ladies took the win over Unity’s Lady Lions, 44-31.
Unity advanced to the championship, defeating Highland Rim, 35-22, in the semifinals.
The Lady Eagles gave the Lady Lions both of their losses in the double-elimination tournament.
South Lincoln was up 15-10 at the end of one and 25-15 at the intermission. The second half went to the Lady Eagles, 19-16, for the win.
Maggie Paladino led for South with 21 points, including 1 from the arc; Faith Dempsey finished with 11 points with one 3-pointer; Sage Ogle, 7; Sarah Beth Brandon, 2; Maycee Ogle, 2; and Nihla Brown scored 1.
The Lady Eagles were 7 of 10 from the line.
Autumn Nunemaker led for the Lady Lions with 15 points; Lauren Buntley scored 10 points with 2 from the arc; Abby Bryan followed with 4; and Macey Widner scored 2.
Unity was 3 for 10 from the line.