Johnson, No. 13 Sand Springs Lady Sandites squeak by Union Lady Redskins

The No. 13 Sand Springs Lady Sandites escaped the Union Lady Redskins with a 49-37 victory Tuesday night at Union High School.

The biggest lead of the night for the Lady Sandites (13-6 overall) was 14 points.

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Sand Springs’ Holly Kersgieter secures the ball during a high school basketball game between Sand Springs and Union on February 6,2018 at the UMAC in Tulsa, OK. Photo by Rip Stell/Defining Moment

Sand Springs was looking to bounce back after losing to Sapulpa last Friday 58-52.

Junior guard Destiny Johnson controlled things for Sand Springs as she led the game with 23 points.

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Sand Springs’ Destiny Johnson drives to the basket during a high school basketball game between Sand Springs and Union on February 6,2018 at the UMAC in Tulsa, OK. Photo by Rip Stell/Defining Moment

The Lady Sandites were 3-of-11 from behind the arch, while the Lady Redskins were 1-of-9.

Sadie Moyer led the Lady Redskins with 15 points.

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Union’s Sadie Moyer drives past a defender during a high school basketball game between Sand Springs and Union on February 6,2018 at the UMAC in Tulsa, OK. Photo by Rip Stell/Defining Moment

“I thought the zone really helped us in the fourth quarter and the girls executed well tonight on the road,” Lady Sandites head coach Dustin Morrow said. “As we head into the postseason, we have to get better offensively. We need to shoot the ball better. We need to have more movement. We need to contain the drive because we have struggled with that as of late and I think if we can get where we are playing with a lot of energy and containing the ball better, that’s going to lead to transitioning which is when we play our best.”

The Lady Sandites have three games left to play in the regular season – Owasso, Jenks and Bishop Kelley.

Want to see more?  We’ve got photos from this game available here.