Bobcats punch return ticket to Pendleton

By Paul Harder March 01, 2014 09:00 am

Union's Keesha Sarman goes up for another shot in first-half action of Friday night's play-in game against Oakland. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)
Union's Keesha Sarman goes up for another shot in first-half action of Friday night's play-in game against Oakland. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)

UNION — Great players can seemingly win a basketball game on their own. More often than not, they need some help.

The Union girls basketball team has Keesha Sarman. Oakland has Cora Gallop. Both can score at will and have the ability to take over a game. However, Sarman received more assistance during the Class 2A state play-in game Friday in Union.

 

The Bobcats leaned on Sarman in the beginning of a 75-45 win. After an initial burst, a personal 7-0 run by Sarman, everyone started getting involved.

“That’s kind of our game plan,” Union head coach Rhondie Johansen said. “We like to jump out quick. It was pretty intense with this gym being as packed and as loud as it was. So to be able to take a little breath in the being was nice. It settles us into our gameplan a little more. Keesha is just a great athlete, what do you do.

 

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