Eddies split games with St. Joseph, Sturgis

EDWARDSBURG — Visiting St. Joseph went 7-of-7 from the free throw line and had two more made baskets than Edwardsburg in its 40-37 victory over the Eddies in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday night.

The Bears (2-1) led 22-20 at halftime, and outscored Edwardsburg (2-1) 18-17 in the second half to earn the victory.

Anna Fischer scored a game-high 21 points to lead St. Joseph.

Alexa Markel scored 11 points to pace Edwardsburg. The Eddies’ leading scorer, Kaitlyn Zarycki was held to just nine points for the Bears.

Zarycki came into the game averaging 31.5 points per contest.

Edwardsburg hosts Allegan in a Wolverine Conference non-divisional game Friday night.

Sturgis at Edwardsburg

Defending Wolverine Conference South Division champion Edwardsburg wasted little time proving it would be a factor again this season with a commanding 62-37 victory over visiting Sturgis Friday night.

The Eddies (2-0, 1-0 South) outscored Sturgis (0-1, 0-1 South) 35-14 in the first half and cruised home with the easy victory.

Edwardsburg grabbed a 17-5 first-quarter advantage and extended its lead to 21-points by the intermission.

Kaitlyn Zarycki scored 28 points to lead all scorers. Zarcyki has scored 63 points in the first two games for the Eddies, who host St. Joseph in a non-conference contest Tuesday night.

Abbey Krugh added 18 points for the Eddies, who also got five points from Alexa Markel and four points from Chloe Bartz. Krugh had four of Edwardsburg’s six 3-pointers.

De’Ashia Sanders led the Trojans with 12 points. She was the lone Sturgis player to reach double figures.

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