Lancers survive in overtime against rival South Decatur

It took four extra minutes, but the Edinburgh girls basketball team finally earned its first conference win of the year.

The host Lancers came from seven points down in the third quarter and then survived overtime Tuesday night to defeat Mid-Hoosier Conference rival South Decatur 53-51.

The win was the Lancers’ first against the Cougars since Dec. 27, 2002.

Edinburgh (4-11, 1-5 Mid-Hoosier) trailed 26-19 two minutes into the second half before finally finding its footing on offense. During the next six minutes, the Lancers went on a 16-1 run that put them ahead 35-27 at the end of the third quarter.

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