“We were just pressuring the ball and trying to get a steal without fouling,” Edmeston coach Russell McCall said of the late steals.
Shelby McCall contributed nine points for the Panthers (7-8, 4-7).
“I just told my team to keep fighting and we made some shots we needed to make,” coach McCall said. “We didn’t give up.”
Kelsea Webster had a game-high 22 points for Morris.
Greene 58, Sidney 30
Kaitlyn Smith went 5-for-7 from behind the three-point arc and scored 18 of her game-high 24 points in the first half to lift host Greene to victory in a first-round game of the Midstate Athletic Conference 5-8 tournament.
The Trojans (11-5), who will host Afton in the 5-8 final next Tuesday, led, 39-15, at halftime.
Kelsey Decker had 10 points for Sidney, which will play at Hancock in the 5-8 consolation game next Tuesday.
Greene will oppose Susquehanna Valley at 4:30 Saturday in the final of its Christmas Tournament.
Afton 41, Hancock 29
Shakari Coss scored a game-high 14 points and had seven steals to lead Afton to a home victory in the first round of the Midstate Athletic Conference 5-8 tournament.
Coss missed her varsity-high by one point. That also came against Hancock earlier in the season.
The Crimson Knights (10-7) led by two points at halftime before outscoring Hancock, 12-2, in the third quarter to take control.
“I thought we played a lot better defense,” Afton coach John Simonds said of his team’s third-quarter run. “I told them we have to pressure the ball. They were making passes too easy and we got after them.”
Ashley Rogalsky contributed eight points for Afton, which will play Greene in the 5-8 title game Tuesday.
CV-S 44, Milford 39
Host Cherry Valley-Springfield, which was led by Maddie Archer’s 16 points, overcame a Milford rally in the fourth quarter to win in the Tri-Valley League.