The Medora girls matched Edinburgh on even terms during the early stages of their basketball game on Saturday afternoon in the Hornets’ Nest.

The Hornets held a 5-4 lead following a 3-point basket by Kailen Flynn at 5:41 of the opening period.

The Lancers then tightened their defense, forcing the Hornets into numerous turnovers and missed shots. As a result, the Lancers (3-4) scored the final 20 points of the period to take a 24-5 lead and went home with a 69-20 win.

Hornets coach Brad McCammon said, “Early I thought we played competitively, but that press was causing problems because we just don’t have a lot of movement with that and that created a lot of frustration.

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“But when the other team throws 11 kids at you and the depth they have and the physical size that wore us down. It’s part of the game and you’ve just got to play through it.”

The Hornets committed 10 turnovers and shot 2-for-7 from the floor in the opening period.

They also wound up committing 30 turnovers for the day and made only six baskets, while Edinburgh, on the other hand, made 30 baskets and held their turnovers to eight.

Medora managed only one field goal in the second period, a 3-pointer by Flynn at 2:12. Five different Edinburgh girls scored baskets in the period as the visitors increased their lead to 40-11 at the half.

Lillie Hatfield scored Medora’s only field goal of the third period when her team was outscored 15-2 to trail 55-13 going into the fourth period.

Hatfield picked up her second foul in the first period and sat out part of the game.

McCammon said Flynn was not feeling well, and actually threw up during halftime. She regained her strength and played the fourth period and scored seven points in that period. She finished with 18.

“It didn’t help with Kailen being sick and Lillie being in foul trouble,” McCammon said.

Medora has only seven players on its team, and just three have scored through the squad’s first three games.

Ten girls scored for Edinburgh (3-4), topped by Sidney Brier with 23.

Taylor Hunter was high rebounder for Medora with five.

McCammon said, “The problem of it is, it’s hard when they get to this level if they haven’t worked on their shooting. It’s hard when you have to play a varsity schedule.”

The Hornets (0-3) are off this week before facing a busy week beginning Dec. 6 when they travel to Crothersville. They travel to Rock Creek Academy on Dec. 8, will be home with Martinsville Tabernacle on Dec. 9 and will be on the road at Lanesville on Dec. 10.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.