The Edwards County High School Girls Basketball team improved to 1–1 after making a trip to Cumberland Thursday night.
Both sides were slow to get started offensively, but the ECHS squad picked up the pace in the second period and never looked back. They downed the Pirates 47–30.
The Lady Lions ended the first quarter with a narrow 4–3 edge over the hometown girls, but erupted for 19 points before the half to build a 23–10 advantage heading into the locker room.
The three-point line was kind to the Lions in the second stanza, with sophomore Kinze Cowling and senior Caelyn Nelson each connecting on a pair of triples. Cowling finished the frame with nine points, while Nelson netted six heading into the half.
Edwards County expanded upon their lead in throughout the second half, outscoring Cumberland 24–20 to close out the game.
Cowling was the top-scorer for the Lions in the victory, earning 14 points, including a trio of three-point field goals. Nelson, along with junior Jenna Schnepper, had 11 points on the night, with the senior knocking down three shots from downtown and Schnepper making good on one triple.
Sophomore Tara Michels managed nine points in the win, while classmate Carissa Jefferson netted two points for the Lion cause.