EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School’s girls’ basketball team could not overcome an ice-cold start against Haverford, Friday, and fell 36-22 to the Fords in the opening round of the Unionville Holiday Tournament.
The Indians (4-4) will play Liberty of Bethlehem in the 4 p.m. consolation game, while Haverford takes on Central Bucks East for the tournament championship.
Although junior Micayla Flores was able to pump in 12 points — leading Unionville — she sparked the offense as, it was battling to get back into the game.
The Fords ran out to an early 11-2 lead — taking advantage of ice-cold shooting by the young Indians — who have just one senior on the roster — and some problems handling the ball against the aggressive Haverford defense. Meghan Fowler was dominant for Haverford, scoring 14 points, much of them from close range.
Still, despite the slow start, the Indians battled back, behind Flores, cutting Haverford’s lead to just 19-13 in the third quarter.
But the Fords — and Fowler – responded quickly, responding with a quick run of their own, putting Unionville down 12 — 28-16 — midway through the quarter.
Junior guard Taylor Thames added four points for the Indians.