EDISON, NJ - The Edison Eagles’ talons were not sharp enough Saturday as they fell to the South Brunswick girls basketball team, 45-41.
South Brunswick led by two with seconds remaining and Edison waiting to pass the ball in for a crucial tying drive.
South Brunswick junior Samia Baig held her arms up high making a vital block on the inbound pass. Baig then quickly passed it out to Amber Brown who knocked in the final shot sealing a victory for the Lady Vikings.
“I stretched my arms and made my block,” said Baig, “That was just luck.”
“No, it was confidence. I think she was confident,” interjected Brown.
Amber Brown for the sixth time this season, and third straight game, led the Lady Vikings in points with 17 points.
“We realized we had to pick it up,” said Brown after being down by two after the third period, “We all just came hard, and tried to contest all shots. (We) played hard defense.”
The Vikings only allowed two points in the final three minutes of play. Their defense essentially won them the game in the final few minutes.
Though that defense was not as strong throughout the entirety of the game.
Trailing by five points after the first half, the Eagles quickly turned things around in the third quarter and went on an incredible 12-0 run.
Each of the points scored were all three-pointers, and three of the four shots beyond the line were made by freshman Samira Sargent.
“Everyday she works extremely hard, in every aspect of the game,” said Edison coach Frank Eckert, “She is up and coming, and works hard.”
Sargent led the Eagles in points with 19 including four three-pointers.
South Brunswick improves to 9-5, while Edison drops to 4-9.