WINTERSVILLE - It was just a matter of time before Brooke Mains did her thing.
That came Monday night.
The Buckeye Local transfer poured in nine points in the first quarter, including two big threes, and the Indian Creek girls basketball team rolled to a 73-39 victory over visiting Edison.
BASELINE — Indian Creek’s Kiarra Kamarec goes up for two of her 14 points despite the defense of Edison’s Kayli Stewart while teammate Maddy Hunter watches the play. The Redskins moved to 3-1 with a 73-39 victory.
-- Mike Mathison
"I think she's feeling comfortable with what we do and how she is a part of this team," said Redskins coach Erin DeSantis. "She brings a different aspect to our team. She's quick. She's up-tempo. She likes to push the ball up the floor, which makes our offense quicker. She also did a nice job hitting some outside shots, which opened things in the middle for Bre and Kiarra."
That would be Bre Berryman (26 points) and Kiarra Kamarec (14 points).
"We need our guards (including Kristen Shimko and Bethany Davis) to hit those shots," said DeSantis. "If we can knock down those shots on a regular basis, then teams will have to come out of the paint to cover Bre and Kiarra and that will eventually allow us to get the ball into those two."
Edison first-year coach Jason Ensinger understands what's ahead of his squad.
"Our inexperience hurts us a little bit," he said. "They (the Redskins) have some experienced girls over there. The Mains girl stepped up tonight and played really well. She hit a couple of big threes early and hit one later. That deflates you some when you are playing good defense.
"Our girls are working hard on the block to try to keep the ball away from Berryman so she doesn't just turn and shoot, and then threes are hit. That's hard on a team. I thought we stuck with it and worked hard.
"We work x's and o's all the time and what the x's and o's didn't show tonight was that we were at a serious height disadvantage."
Berryman finished with 23 points and 12 blocks.
"Our guard play has improved over last year," said DeSantis. "Kristen Shimko worked really hard on her game all summer and she's improved 100 percent from last year.
"Bethany Davis has great poise as a freshman.
"This is basically a first-year team right now. Right now we're trying to figure out how we gel as a unit.
"Kiarra is vital to this program. She is doing things differently this year than what we asked her to do last year.
"I think the key for us is that we believe in ourselves. We've had a little bit of success so far early in the season and that will only help us as the season goes along.
"We're still a work in progress, but I like what I've seen so far."
Molly McCoy scored 18, Kayli Stewart eight and Katelyn Pollock seven for Edison, which is 0-3.
"The way I look at it is if we put in the work each and every day, we're going to grow each and every day," said Ensinger. "That's the mindset we have. I knew coming into this year we were replacing a lot from last year's team. We have a lot of inexperienced girls in some roles. I can't blame my girls for their effort tonight. I think we'll eventually get there.
"I am proud of the work they put in every day."
Indian Creek 73, Edison 39
Edison 5 13 12 9 - 39
Indian Creek 17 14 24 18 - 73
EDISON (0-3): McCoy 6 6-10 18, Stewart 4 0-0 8, Pollock 2 2-3 7, Fonow 1 0-2 2, Morrison 1 0-0 2, Hunter 0 1-2 1, Drabick 0 1-2 1, Scott 0 0-0 0, Reynolds 0 0-0 0, Proffitt 0 0-0 0, Jolly 0 0-0 0, Cavanaugh 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 14 10-19 39. 3-pointers: Pollock.
INDIAN CREEK (3-1): Berryman 11 4-6 26, Mains 9 3-4 24, Kamarec 4 5-7 14, Davis 2 2-2 6, Shimko 0 3-4 3, Callahan 0 0-0 0, Durbin 0 0-0 0, Fante 0 0-0 0, Ruckman 0 00-0 0, Taylor 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 26 17-23 73. 3-pointers: Mains 3, Kamarec.