Piedmont sweeps doubleheader at Union Academy

Mills scores 22 to lead Panthers
Jan. 24, 2013 @ 09:16 PM

Piedmont High's girls had their lead cut to three in the third quarter, but pulled away in a 56-42 road win over Union Academy on Thursday.

The Panthers, now 3-4 in the Rocky River Conference and 5-11 overall, led by Abbey Mills' 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Union Academy dropped to 0-6 and 1-7 overall.

Sarah Wylie contributed 15 rebounds and 10 points for the Panthers.

Mills had nine points and four assists at halftime, when the Panthers led 30-21.

Union Academy (0-6, 1-7 overall) started the third quarter with a 12-6 run to cut the lead to three (36-33) with 4:18 left, but could get no closer.

Piedmont led by as many as 15 points in the late stages.

Cara McNulty had seven points and seven rebounds at halftime for UA, and teammate Sierra Lynn also had seven points.

Lynn led the Cardinals with 15 points, Savannah Fox added 12 points and five rebounds and McNulty finished with 10 boards and nine points.

Piedmont boys now 14-2

Union Academy's boys put up a good fight in the first half, but Piedmont responded with a big second half in a 69-45 road win.

The Panthers improved to 14-2 overall and 6-1 in the Rocky River Conference.

Senior guard Jeremy Anthony scored 10 of his game-high 17 points in the second half, and backcourt mate Qualen Blakeney contributed 11 points and seven assists.

Senior forward Brady Meggs also scored 11 for the Panthers.

Piedmont took a 34-26 lead into the locker room at halftime. Blakeney made three 3-pointers before the break and had all 11 of his points at the half.

Union Academy (0-6, 0-8) dressed eight players, and seven of them scored in the first half.

The Cardinals started strong, building an 11-8 lead with two minutes left in the opening period, but Piedmont ended the quarter with an 8-0 run.

Piedmont outscored UA 18-7 in the third to take a commanding 19-point lead.

Holland Whitaker scored 10 points for the Cardinals while Ethan Daly and Ben Killion each had eight points and six rebounds.

Both schools were scheduled to play today, but had their games postponed because of winter weather.