EA girls b’ball drops 2013-14 opener

Published 9:35am Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Edgewood Lady Wildcats succumbed to Pike Liberal Monday to the final score of 30-27 on the road.
Senior guard Hannahlee Harris led the way for Edgewood, tallying 13 points which led all scorers.
But Harris failed to score in the first period, as the Lady Wildcats, according to coach Kevin Smith, displayed typical season-opening offensive struggles at Pike Liberal.
“The biggest thing for them was to get more comfortable running the offense and getting better looks,” Smith said. “But they did that as the game went on.”
After the first quarter, EA outscored the Lady Patriots 23-18. But turnovers kept Smith’s team from overcoming its early deficit.
“We probably had 30 turnovers,” he said. “We’ve got to do a better job of holding on to the ball and getting better possession. On the defensive side, we were pretty good.”
Amid the turnovers, Edgewood fortunately found themselves with chances to win late, thanks to some stops defensively, but missed costly free throws.
“We had a couple of chances to cut it to two, we got some stops on the defensive end, but we just couldn’t capitalize on offense.”
Katie Ward paced the Lady Patriots with 11 points. Freshman Kevi Hansen added nine points for Edgewood in the losing effort.
The Lady Wildcats travel to Coosa Valley on Dec. 3.

–The Edgewood junior varsity girls defeated Pike Liberal 33-23 Monday.
Kevi Hansen scored 16 and Kaitlyn Samson recorded eight points.

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