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Senior Stinson leads way with 22 points

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Behind the shooting of senior guard Jennifer Stinson and her game-high 22 points, the Edinburgh girls basketball team registered its first win of the season with a 49-41 win against Beech Grove on Monday.

The Lancers got the best of the visiting Hornets after the end of each quarter.

Senior guard Maile Cox, who finished with 14 points, hit a teardrop down the lane as time expired in the first period to give the Lancers a narrow 12-10 advantage. Four Edinburgh turnovers in the opening minutes of the second enabled Beech Grove (0-5) to go up 18-14 on a pair of layups by center Kayla Teglas.

But as the quarter reached the final minute, Stinson took a bounce pass from senior Autumne Burton on a fast break to tie the score at 21. Cox then drove the lane for a layup to give Edinburgh a 23-21 edge at the break.

After losing their first four games by hefty margins, the Lancers turned a major corner in Monday’s win.

“We saw improvement in several spots,” Edinburgh coach Bob White said. “We did a lot of good things. We have a lot to work on.”

The Lancers got three clutch 3-pointers in the third quarter from the three seniors — Stinson, Burton and Cox — to take a 38-30 lead at the end of the period. Edinburgh played keepaway in the final three minutes of the game, and it worked to perfection.

The Hornets got to the free-throw line 22 times but were able to convert only nine. Edinburgh, meanwhile, made 13 of 19, including Stinson’s 10-for-11 performance.

Beech Grove outrebounded the Lancers 27-25, led by Lizzie Giller’s nine boards. Stinson finished with a team-high nine rebounds.

Following the Thanksgiving break the Lancers resume play next Tuesday against visiting Knightstown.

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