Edinburgh rolls in sectional opener

CAMPBELLSBURG — Edinburgh’s girls basketball team busted open a 27-point lead after eight minutes of play and never looked back in a 70-25 win against Medora in the late game of the Sectional 62 quarterfinals Tuesday at West Washington.

The Lancers (10-13) opened the game on a 13-0 run behind a pair of 3-pointers from Destiny Ramey. Two free throws by Kailen Flynn stopped the bleeding for Medora (3-17), but those shots proved the only points for the Hornets in the first quarter.

In the final 4:30 of the quarter, Edinburgh scored 16 unanswered points. In that stretch, five different players scored to give the Lancers a 29-2 advantage at the end of eight minutes.

Edinburgh outscored the Hornets 7-2 in the final 1:27 of the first half to lead 44-14 at the break.

In the first half, seven different Lancers scored while 12 players — the entire listed roster — took to the floor. Ramey led the charge for Edinburgh with 16 points on four 3-pointers.

Out of intermission, the Lancers went on an 8-2 run to lead 52-15 with 4:04 left in the third quarter. Following a basket by Lillie Hatfield, Edinburgh went on a 9-0 run in the final 3:31 to lead 61-17.

The Lancers outscored Medora 9-8 in the final eight minutes of play in cruising to the win.

Ramey led Edinburgh with 20 points. Haven Link added 14 and Trinity Tatlock scored 11.

The Lancers won the rebounding margin 46-24 and turnover battle with 11 to 22 for the Hornets.

“It was good, especially for being a young team, to come and get the nerves out,” Edinburgh coach Amy Schilling said. “We worked on what we needed to do, and I thought we did that. We got to work on some different defenses before Friday’s game. We got a lot of people playing time and that was good.”

The Lancers will face Trinity Lutheran in the second semifinal Friday evening following the West Washington-Madison Shawe contest. Trinity (19-5), ranked No. 9 in Class A, defeated Edinburgh 83-32 in a regular season game on Nov. 30.

“Last game, we didn’t come ready to play against them,” Schilling said. “They’re a lot taller than us and are very athletic. We’re going to have to watch our passes and not let our turnovers be their offense. Hopefully, we become more comfortable against the press and can take care of the ball and slow things down. Trinity likes to make you uncomfortable, and hopefully we can just play our game and keep them off the boards. If we block out, maybe we can get some calls and some rebounds.”