MYRTLE - Peyton Wildman spread her 16 points out evenly over two halves and led the East Union Lady Urchins to the opening round win over Myrtle by  51-40 final at the Union County Tournament. 

East Union led the entire second half, but saw a lead of nine points evaporate down to a two-point advantage at 42-40, but the Lady Urchins closed on a 9-0 run down the stretch for the win. 

Katie Sherwood hit back-to-back baskets while Jorja Roberson, Mia Hutcheson and Wildman scored down the stretch to salt away the win.

East Union led 12-8 after a quarter and increased that lead to 27-19 at the half. 

East Union enjoyed a balance of scoring from all five starters and Wildman led the Lady Urchins with her 16 points. 

Carrie Wilkinson was also in double figures with 11 points including three 3-pointers.

Hutcheson scored nine points, Roberson hit for eight and Sherwood finished with seven points. 

Kinsley Gordon of Myrtle led all scorers with 21 points. Dream Carnell and Emma Mayer had 6 apiece. 

East Union will advance to the next round of the Union County Tournament and will face Ingomar on Saturday, January 22 at 3:00.

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