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MEDORA — Edinburgh used a stiff man-to-man defense and a balanced scoring attack Tuesday to defeat Medora 77-34.

The Lancers forced Medora into nine turnovers and limited the Hornets to 6-for-20 shooting in the first half to build a 36-14 lead at the break.

“I thought we had a pretty good defensive effort,” Lancers coach Drew Glentzer said. “We had a lot of energy, and we played well in spurts.”

Riley Price hit a basket inside and a pair of 3-pointers to help the Lancers open up a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

“Not knowing a lot about each other, it was one of those things where we wanted to make sure we pressured them and got after them and get them to turn it over and kind of change some defense to offense so we could score some points,” Glentzer said.

“We’ve had some kids sick and miss some practice, so the best way to kind of get a rhythm was to kind of hit some (easy baskets).”

Caleb Giles took over the scoring leadership in the second period with a pair of baskets and four free throws to help the visitors extend the lead to 24 points.

The Lancers continued to shoot the ball well in the third period with 6-for-9 shooting to lead 56-21 going into the final quarter.

Price topped the Lancers with 19 points, while Giles added 15, Kyle Pendleton 14, Ryan Burton 12 and Trent Tatlock 10.

“Our balance against Hauser last week was really, really good,” Glentzer said. “Our last three games, we’ve had a different leading scorer with 20-plus points. It’s kind of making us a little bit harder to guard when people think, ‘Well, he had 20, and then another guy had 20.’’’

Edinburgh finished with 29-for-54 shooting from the floor. Medora made 12 of 46 shots.

Edinburgh held a 34-17 advantage on the boards. Nate King topped the winners with eight.

Roy Edwards was high scorer for Medora with 15 points.

The Lancers are 4-1 and will play host to Seymour on Dec. 27. Medora fell to 0-6.

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