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Double-double not enough for Lancers in league defeat

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Senior Leanna Harker scored her only basket in the fourth quarter and went 3 for 4 at the free-throw line to lead the Waldron Mohawks to a 49-42 girls basketball win Monday night against visiting Edinburgh.

After trailing by as many as eight points, the Lancers came storming back to tie the game twice at 33 and 41.

It was Harker who broke the tie, sending the Mohawks ahead for good. And she made sure of that by knocking down a pair of free throws with a little more than a minute left.

Senior forward Jennifer Stinson had a chance for a traditional 3-point play after hitting a layup but missed her free throw that would have tied the game for a third time in the final quarter.

Both teams got off to a slow start, with turnovers limiting their offensive opportunities.

As the second period began with Waldron on top 9-3, Edinburgh’s errors were reduced and their shots started to fall.

Stinson, the Lancers’ go-to player on offense, drove the right side of the lane, scooped it up and in to give Edinburgh its first and only lead at 10-9.

But the Mohawks regained the lead and went to halftime with a 21-18 advantage.

Waldron scored the first five points of the second half, but Edinburgh senior Autumne Burton sliced the lead by hitting back-to-back 3-pointers.

Waldron (5-13, 3-5 Mid-Hoosier Conference) continued to go down low to its post players, and it worked.

Shawna Jackson and Haley Coffey, both seniors, scored 11 points each and combined for eight rebounds.

Senior Laura Crosby came off the bench to score 10 points for the Mohawks.

For Edinburgh (4-13, 1-7, 1-7) Stinson led the way with 13 points and 19 rebounds. Cox and Burton each added eight points.

The Lancers will be at Trinity Lutheran on Thursday.

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