But once the Chargers did, there was no stopping them as they ran all over Monroeville Friday night en route to a 59-40 girls’ basketball season opener.
Edison took a 7-2 lead to start the game, but found themselves down 10-9 at the end of first quarter.
Monroveille’s first quarter lead was its only as the Chargers used fast breaks to go on an 11-0 run that held Monroeville scoreless for three and a half minutes.
Ciara Reed scored 10 of her 20 points in the second quarter, after being taken out because of foul trouble in the first. Power forward Brianna Pittenger, also found herself in foul trouble in the first quarter.
The Eagles found themselves in a 12-point hole at halftime, also with a couple of key players in foul trouble.
A 3-pointer by Breanna Kramer helped Monroeville cut the deficit to 10 after being down by as many as 15 in the third quarter.
The Eagles are a virtually new team, with three freshman playing big minutes for Monroeville.
Reer led the team with 13 points.
Seven players scored in Friday's season opener for Edison.
Read more in Saturday's Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector.