Edwardsburg’s Ethan Zimmerman (left) looks for someone to pass to Friday night as Brandywine’s Michael Shelton provides the defensive pressure. (Daily Star Photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Eddies handle Brandywine

Published 11:24pm Friday, February 17, 2012

Visiting Edwardsburg opened up a 20-point halftime lead and cruised home with a 68-46 Lakeland Conference boys basketball victory Friday night.

The Eddies led 20-11 after the opening quarter and then outscored the Bobcats 19-8 in the second quarter to break the game open.

Both teams scored 17 points in the third quarter leaving the Bobcats (8-9, 2-8 Lakeland) still trailing by 20 points, 56-36.

The Eddies sealed the victory at the free throw line in the second half. Edwardsburg (11-7, 7-3 Lakeland) was 10-of-14 from the charity strip in the final 16 minutes of the contest and 17-of-27 overall.

The Eddies’ Josh Kozinski, who finished with a game-high 22 points, was 12-of-14 from the free throw line.

Kyle Slack added 11 points for Edwardsburg.

Alex Erwin had an outstanding game for the Bobcats as he finished with 18 points, including an 8-for-8 performance from the line. Pierce Gleason finished with nine.

EDWARDSBURG 68

Evan VanBelle 1 0-0 2; Jason Schimpa 0 0-0 0; Ethan Zimmerman 2 2-2 6; Max Habicht 2 0-0 4; Austin Meadows 1 0-0 3; Dominic Razzano 2 0-3 4; Josh Kozinski 4 12-14 22; Patrick Harvey 4 0-0 8; Eric Richardson 3 0-1 6; Kyle Slack 4 3-5 11; Abenicio Cordoba 1 0-2 2. TOTALS: 24 17-27 68

BRANDYWINE 46

Austin Searles 1 0-0 2; Pierce Gleason 3 3-5 9; Michael Schoenleber 0 0-0 0; Alex Ulrickson 0 0-0 0; Brian Kline 1 0-0 3; Mykal Toxopeus 1 0-0 2; Michael Shelton 2 0-2 6; Courtlan Gordon 1 1-3 3; Alex Erwin 5 8-8 18; Alex Brooks 0 0-0 0; Evan Hartman 1 1-6 3. TOTALS: 18 12-22 46

Edwardsburg 20 39 56 68

Brandywine 11 19 36 46

3-point baskets: Edwardsburg 3 (Meadows, Kozinski 2), Brandywine 6 (Kline, Shelton 2, Gordon 3). Total fouls (fouled out): Edwardsburg 21 (none), Brandywine 18 (none). Varsity records: Edwardsburg 11-7, 7-3 Lakeland; Brandywine 8-9, 2-8 Lakeland

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