By Chris Graham, SWMsports.net
On Friday night the Eddies matched up with the South Haven Rams in girls’ basketball action. It was a slow start to the game for both teams as offense was at a premium. The Rams led part way through the quarter, but backed by 5 points by Kaitlyn Zarycki Edwardsburg pushed forward and at the end of led 8-6.
The second quarter was mostly dominated by Edwardsburg as they were able to pound the boards and score on some second chance opportunities. Brayden Curtis made her presence known with her rebounding, and defense against Megan Sollman. Curtis dumped in 4 points for Edwardsburg, while Savannah Dixon was able to fire in 5 of her own. The Rams were aided with the effort of Alaina Johnson who scored 5 of her team high 9 points in the second quarter. At the end of the half Edwardsburg remained on top 21-17.
The third quarter proved to be a difficult one offensively for both squads. Edwardsburg went without scoring for the better part of 5 minutes, while South Haven slowly chipped away at the lead. The Eddies led again at the end of the quarter 26-25.
The fourth quarter of the night saw an excellent defensive effort from Edwardsburg as they only allowed 4 points to South Haven. Zarycki and Dixon led the way with constant pressure on the ball, which led to several fast break opportunities. The Eddies were able to pull away and get their sixth win on the season with a final score of 36-29. Zarycki and Dixon each poured in 9 points, Curtis had 6, and Noel Kraus contributed with 5 points.