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Greensburg 45, East Central 26

Greensburg- A key, early EIAC girls’ basketball showdown went in favor of host Greensburg as the Lady Pirates defeated defending conference champion East Central, 45-26, on Wednesday.

This game was part of our Highpoint Health Basketball Webcast Schedule and can be seen again in 720p HD by clicking here.

Coach Jason Simpson’s Pirates never trailed.  There were three ties in the first quarter including 10-10 at the stop.  Josie Trabel had six points for coach Kevin Moore’s Lady Trojans while Micha Morrison netted five points for the Buccaneers.

The Pirates recent ills from the arc were cured Wednesday.  They hit 5 of 8 first-half triple tries, with three bombs coming in the second period, to build a 25-18 advantage at the half.  Greensburg’s Melina Wilkson, who scored seven points in the second period, was joined by teammates Rose Morrison and Taylor Cooney with an arc buster each in the frame.  The Trojans’ Charsan McCory, playing in her first game due to injury, hit a pair of field goals for four points.

EC drew as close as three in the third quarter but trailed by six at its conclusion.  Trabel hit two more deuces for the visitors while Wilkison stripped another three for G’burg.

The fourth frame was all Pirates as they outscored the Trojans 14-1.  Aliyah Evans recorded five points to help close out the 45-26 EIAC victory.

Our Southeastern Indiana REMC Power Player Of The Game was Melina Wilkison of Greensburg.  The junior put in four more points in the final quarter to finish with a game-high 14 points.  The Pirates improve to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the EIAC.

East Central’s Josie Trabel tallied 10 points in the loss.  The Trojans fall to 4-2 on the season and 1-1 in the conference.

Our Highpoint Health Basketball Webcast Schedule is also made possible by: Civista Bank (Website Presenting Sponsor), Bruns-Gutzwiller (Pregame Show Sponsor), Southeastern Indiana REMC (Power Player of the Game Sponsor), Margaret Mary Health (Fall and Spring Sports Webcast Title Sponsor), Willhite Family Dentistry, Whitewater Motor Company, DeVille Pharmacies, The Napoleon State Bank, River Ridge Realtors, Neaman Floral, Ivy Tech Community College and Oyler Family Dentistry.

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