First-year coach Amy Macy knows the Edinburgh girls basketball team has a long road in front of them, but even in the aftermath of a 75-26 home loss Friday against Brown County, some promising signs were on display.
“The team never stopped playing hard, and that’s the main thing I can ask,” Macy said.
“Certainly, we have to keep working if we are going to improve, but the effort never stopped coming.”
Edinburgh (0-2) had a difficult time taking care of the ball, with a string of first-quarter turnovers sealing the game early on.
Brown County coach Shane
Billingsley had his team stop applying backcourt pressure with the score 20-2 in favor of the Eagles midway through the first quarter.
“We definitely need to take better care of the ball,” Macy said after her squad committed 37 turnovers.
The Eagles (2-0) got a 38-point, 14-rebound effort from Whitney Williamson. The 6-1 guard scored in transition, from the post and from the perimeter.
The Lancers battled Brown County nearly even in the second and third quarters and were doing so in the final period until two players fouled out. While keeping possession was a problem, the defensive effort was certainly gritty, and Brown County had to work for its points, as a 29-70 field-goal shooting performance would indicate.
Edinburgh also had some good moments from Brianna Schooler, who had 10 points, and sophomore Mariah Weddle, who had nine rebounds
Edinburgh will be back in action Tuesday at Franklin in a first-round game of the Johnson County Tournament.