Ansonia's Ian Schmitmeyer drives to the basket for the Tigers in win over Union City Indians. (Clinton Randall photo)

Indians still hunt for first win after 58-51 loss to Tigers

UNION CITY, Ind. – The Indians varsity basketball team fought hard, but fell short in a 58-51 loss to visiting Ansonia Saturday night.

UC started the game on fire from behind the arc as Conner Walser and Angel Nieto both hit a trey to give the Indians a quick 6-0 lead. The Tigers answered back, as Ian Schmitmeyer hit several 3-pointers to help Ansonia gain the lead and keep it that way for the rest of the contest.

Walser led in scoring for UC with 19 points, followed by seniors Rylan Mote with nine and Antoni Velasquez with eight points.

The 0-6 Indians hunt for their first win of the season as they travel to Tri High School on Saturday for a Tre-Eastern Conference showdown with the Titans. The Tigers will have a conference battle of their own as they head to Twin Valley South on Friday.

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The Tigers Trevor Hemmerich defends the Indians' Connor Walser in Ansonia's win at Union City. (Clinton Randall photo)
Jakob Creager puts up a shot for Ansonia in the Tiger's non-conference win at Union City. (Clinton Randall photo)
Ian Schmitmeyer goes on defense for Ansonia in the Tigers win over the UC Indians. (Clinton Randall photo)

Clinton Randall / Digital Development Director

Clinton is a lifelong resident of Darke County with over a decade of covering local news and sports. He has won several journalism awards from the Associated Press, along with regional and national digital awards as the Webmaster for local news outlets.

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