Eddies win for third time in last four games
EDWARDSBURG — Host Edwardsburg outscored Paw Paw 26-4 from the free throw line as the Eddies picked up their third win in the last four games, 72-69.
Edwardsburg (3-9), was 26-of-39 from the free throw line compared to 4-of-6 for Paw Paw.
Paw Paw (6-7) had 29 field goals in the Wolverine Conference non-divisional game compared to 19 for the Eddies, who will travel to Dowagiac for a South Division game Friday night.
Paw Paw led 16-13 after one and 32-26 by halftime.
Edwardsburg outscored Paw Paw 28-19 in the pivotal third quarter to take a 54-51 advantage.
The Eddies hit 11-of-18 free throw opportunities in the four th quarter to hold off Paw Paw.
Tre Harvey led Edwardsburg with 19 points, while Chase Sager added 17 points and Colby Sidenbender 14 points. Conner Nelson finished with 10 points.
Paw Paw’s Luke Toliver scored a game-high 36 points. Jakob Rickli finished with 11 and Hayden Beck 10.
Last Friday night, visiting Edwardsburg outscored Three Rivers 11-2 in the second quarter en route to a 56-45 Wolverine Conference South Division victory over the Wildcats Friday night.
The Eddies (2-3 South) led 13-12 after one, but took a 24-14 lead into the second half with a strong defensive effort in the second quarter.
“It was a tough, physical game,” Edwardsburg coach Steven Wright said. “Our guys kept their composure down the stretch. It is always tough winning on the road in our conference. I am proud of them.”
Mac Gaideski scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Eddies, who also got 13 points from Harvey and eight points from Sidenbender.