Ice cold: Hornets finish with four made field goals in big loss



In a 83-16 loss to Edinburgh Saturday afternoon, Medora girls basketball coach Brad McCammon pointed to one major problem.

“I don’t care what offense you design, if you don’t shoot the basketball you’re in trouble,” McCammon said.

Medora shot 4-for-33 from the field for 12 percent in the route.

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“We’re getting the shots,” McCammon said. “We did the same thing at Madison Shawe (shooting 15 percent). There comes a day they’ve got to start dropping, you hope.

“If you’re getting the shots and you’re not making them that really puts the pressure on your defense because then you’ve got to go back the other way and with Edinburgh’s speed you’re getting a lot of them out of the net. Give credit to Edinburgh. They took us out of our game.”

The Hornets were unable to make a field goal in the first half and trailed 27-1 at the end of the first period and 45-4 at the half.

The Lancers (3-2) opened up a 17-0 lead before Kelsey Turner made a free throw for the Hornets at 3:38 of the first period.

The Lancers then scored the next 24 points before Kailen Flynn made a free throw at 4:40 of the second, and Grace Cobb added two more freebies at 2:06.

Turner made Medora’s first field goal two minutes into the third period, and she converted a 3-point play at the 3:11-mark. She had another free throw and Taylor Hunter had a layup at 1:07 of the third period, but the Hornets trailed 64-9 going into the fourth period.

“We’ve struggled all year long to score 30 point a game and we scored basically half of that today,” McCammon said. “They had good pressure defense and good quickness, and they just got up-and-down the floor and we didn’t match it.

“We got outplayed in every phase of the game. In the second half I thought we at least did make a better effort.”

Turner topped the Hornets (0-6) with eight points and six rebounds.

Haven Link had 17 and Sidney Beier 16 points to lead the Lancers who had five players in double figures.

“We’ve just got to get better in every phase of the game,” McCammon said. “We’re just not aggressive enough on either end of the court. The tempo was at a speed we just weren’t able to play at. We’ll play a lot of teams like that so we’ve just got to learn from it.”

The Hornets will host Martinsville Tabernacle on Dec. 7. There will be girls’ varsity, and boys JV and varsity games that night.

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