Edinburgh never led during the first 34 minutes Tuesday but came alive over the final two to knock off visiting Hauser, 50-41, in overtime in girls basketball.
Sophomore Destiney Ramey, who was held scoreless through four quarters, hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:59 left in the extra session then went 7 of 8 from the free-throw line down the stretch as the Lancers opened their Mid-Hoosier Conference schedule with a win.
“We just couldn’t find the basket tonight,” Edinburgh coach Amy Schilling said. “But I thought we finished strong. It was a good team effort by everybody. I’m really happy with our composure at the end.”
Hauser (2-7, 2-2) was in control most of the night. The Jets led at every quarter break and and built a 25-17 lead midway through the third, their largest of the night.
But Hauser couldn’t maintain the momentum and Edinburgh closed the third on a tear, getting a free throw from Sidney Beier and back-to-back buckets from Haven Link to close the gap to three (25-22) after three.
Edinburgh (5-5, 1-0) stayed within shouting distance of the Jets through the fourth quarter but couldn’t get over the hump. Beier’s basket with 54 seconds left tied the game at 33-33, and after Hauser went back on top on a Sarah Tedder bucket, Taylor Tatlock tied the game again for the Lancers with a putback with 23 seconds left in regulation.
Hauser had a chance to win the game at the end of the fourth but didn’t get off a good shot, and the contest went into overtime.
The Jets got two field goals from Tedder to build a 39-36 lead, but the rest of the overtime belonged to Edinburgh. Link’s two free throws pulled the Lancers to within one and after a Hauser turnover, Ramey finally connected on a shot with a 3-pointer to give Edinburgh its first lead of the game.
Tedder responded for Hauser with a pair of free throws to tie the game at 41-41 but the Jets didn’t score again. Beier hit a basket and Ramey cleaned up at the foul line to put the game away.
Beier came off the bench and scored 17 points to lead Edinburgh while Ramey added 10, all in the overtime.
“Sidney is hard to stop when she goes into the paint. She gives us a lot of energy and that’s why we like her coming off the bench to give us a spark,” Schilling said.
Tedder scored 10 points to lead Hauser.
Edinburgh now gets a two-week break before hosting its own holiday tournament beginning Dec. 29. The Lancers will play Orleans in the morning semifinal.