Edie's role expands with Lady Bears
The Missouri State Lady Bears improved to 7-3 on the season with a 77-68 win over Arkansas State at Jonesboro on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Whitney Edie, the junior from Exeter, continued her impressive play, contributing 4 points, a block and a steal in just 10 minutes off the bench.
Edie's role has grown significantly this year with the Lady Bears. After averaging 10 minutes per contest in her first two seasons, the former Lady Tiger has averaged 16 minutes of floor time in the first 10 games of the 2011-12 season. After scoring 82 points as a freshman and 108 as a sophomore, Edie already has scored 56 this season. She has connected on 21 of 40 field goal attempts for a .525 percentage. She ranks fourth on the team with an .813 free-throw percentage.
Edie's contributions at Missouri State have been mostly on the defensive end and on the boards. She scored a career-high 20 points against Tulsa as a freshman, and had a season-high 12-point performance against Drake as a sophomore. This season, she scored 11 points in the opener at Louisiana Tech.
The Lady Bears now face the heart of the Missouri Valley Conference schedule, starting with a Dec. 29 game against Bradley at Peoria, Il. That game will be covered live on the Ozarks CW television station, and will also air on KTXR 101.3 FM. Game time is 7 p.m.