Poor first half dooms Lancers in loss at Brown County




NASHVILLE

The Edinburgh girls basketball team hadn’t played Brown County in 10 years.

When the teams finally met again, the Eagles didn’t give the Lancers a very warm reception.

Brown County’s two 6-foot forwards, junior Whitney Williamson and senior Sasha Robinson, combined for 49 points and 25 rebounds to help lead the Class 3A Eagles to a 71-37 victory over Class A Edinburgh on Friday night.

Edinburgh coach Bob White liked the Lancers’ second-half play. They only got outscored 30-23 and played the third quarter to a tie.

“Second half, we played pretty much to our ability, pretty respectable, and pretty happy with it,” White said.

But the first half was disappointing.

“Our first half, we gave up so many offensive boards that they scored off,” White said. “(Williamson and Robinson) got half of their points free. Between our defensive effort and our pick-out effort, they got them. That’s what I’m more upset with than anything.

“We did not play physical, hard and pick out the first half. We just didn’t.”

The Eagles (2-0) used their height to dominate Edinburgh in the first half.

In the first quarter, Williamson scored 12 points on 6 of 7 shooting and grabbed five rebounds. In the second quarter with Williamson in foul trouble,

Robinson took over, scoring 10 points on 4 of 6 shooting and recording eight rebounds.

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