Edinburgh can’t recover after spotting lead to Crothersville

By Jordan Morey
For the Daily Journal


In a match up of sectional foes, the visiting team was left in the dust.

Crothersville’s girls basketball team opened up a 17-point lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back in a 75-45 win against Edinburgh on Thursday.

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After opening the game with a 3-pointer from Piper Hensley and basket from Tayler Brewer, to go up 5-2, the Tigers (12-6) went on a 13-0 run.

Brewer had eight points during the scoring streak, and the Tigers led 18-2 with 1:51 on the clock.

A 3-pointer from the Lancers’ Sidney Beier stopped the momentum.

But back-to-back baskets by the Tigers gave them a 22-5 advantage after eight minutes of play.

The Lancers (8-9) outscored the Tigers 9-4 by the 3:48-mark in the second quarter, chipping away at the deficit.

After exchanging three straight scores, the Lancers scored five straight points to cut the margin to 32-25 with 1:07 left in the half.

At the break, the Tigers led 34-25.

Out of intermission, the Tigers went on a 10-2 run on two 3-pointers from Hensley and a pair of baskets by Brewer to lead 44-27 three minutes into the second half.

Following a 3-pointer from Beier, and free throws from Destiney Ramey, Crothersville closed the quarter on a 10-2 run in the final 3:22. Riley sank a pair of 3-pointers during the stretch.

At the end of 24 minutes of play, the Tigers led 54-34.

A pair of runs put the game out of reach for the Lancers in the fourth quarter.

From 6:52 to 6:04 the Tigers scored eight straight, and from 5:36- to 3:46 Crothersville had nine unanswered to lead 73-43.

In the waning minutes, the Tigers were able to run out the clock on long possessions.

Brewer led the Tigers with 30 points, Hensley scored 22 and Riley added 15.

Beier, the only Lancer to score in double figures, finished with 11 points.