The Union Yellowjackets defeated Clarkdale 77-61 to advance to the semifinals of the Region 5-2A tournament which is being held this week at Heidelberg High School.

The Yellowjackets advance to play host Heidelberg on Thursday. The winner moves on to the championship game while the loser play in the consolation rounds.

Union closed out the regular season last week with a 72-56 loss to Bay Springs and a 50-48 loss to Newton High School.

Jonathan Gibson scored 29 points against Bay Springs. The Bulldogs led 42-27 at the half and held on to that advantage.

Union led its game with Newton going into the fourth quarter. The score was tied at 21-21 at the half. The Yellowjackets outscored the Tigers 14-13 to carry a 35-34 edge into the fourth quarter. The Tigers fought back, outpointing the Yellowjackets 16-13 in the final stanza. Gibson led with 16 points.

The Union girls were eliminated in a 71-37 loss to Newton on Monday night. Parker Breland was the leading scorer with 13 points.

Union closed out the final week of the regular season with a 75-42 loss to Bay Springs and a 61-39 loss to Newton High School. Breland scored 21 points against Bay Springs and 19 against Newton.