Lancers (way) too much for Eminence

The Edinburgh girls basketball team had no problems Thursday night against visiting Eminence.

Exploiting advantages in height and depth, the Lancers breezed to a 63-13 win.

Eminence dressed only six varsity players, the tallest of which was 5-foot-7.

Edinburgh coach Amy Macy used the occasion to experiment with different plays and combinations, and give extended minutes to reserve players.

“This was a game where we had a chance to work on all parts of our game,” Macy said. “We didn’t have the intensity at the start. We missed some easy shots from the inside, and we have to finish our plays.

“Those things might cause us trouble in a close game, but overall I felt we did a good job.”

Edinburgh might have been lacking some fire at the start, but it wasn’t reflected in the score.

The Lancers jumped a 19-2 lead, and led 40-9 at halftime.

And it only got worse for the Eels (1-6) from there.

Eminence didn’t hit on a single field goal in the third quarter, its only point coming on a free throw. Macy substituted liberally in the second half.

“It was nice to get all the girls in the game,” Macy said. “We will need these girls’ experience in later games.”

Senior center Mariah Weddle led the Lancers with 12 points, while junior Allie Schooler added nine points.

The win was the third straight for the Lancers, who evened their record at 4-4 — a stark contrast from last year’s 0-11 start.

Edinburgh’s next game is Dec. 10 at Greenwood Christian Academy.

“One game at a time,” Macy said. “We’re working for the sectional, and (Greenwood Christian) happens to be in our sectional.”

Still, Macy was pleased the Lancers are on a roll.

“It’s good for the girls’ confidence,” Macy said. “We have a week to prepare for this game. We will be working hard.”