SPRINGFIELD — The Edison State Community College basketball teams cruised to wins over Clark State Wednesday night in OCCAC action.
The men, 13-10 overall and 2-9 in the OCCAC, opened a 31-12 halftime lead and cruised to a 77-49 victory.
Dae’Shawn Jackson had 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocked shots to lead Edison.
Hadith Tiggs had 20 points and five rebounds, while Zach Ledbetter added 15 points and five rebounds.
Christopher Landrum II scored nine points, while Romello Yaqub added eight points off the bench.
Taviyon Eubanks had 11 points for Clark State.
Thorne Stephens had a double-double off the bench with 10 points and 12 rebounds and Darrell Miller grabbed 11 rebounds.
Edison was 27 of 57 from the floor for 47 percent, including eight of 18 from 3-point range for 44 percent. The Chargers made 15 of 19 free throws for 79 percent.
Clark State was 19 of 52 from the floor for 37 percent, including three of 10 from behind the arc for 30 percent. The Eagles made eight of 12 free throws for 67 percent.
Clark State won the battle of the boards 32-26, but had 20 turnovers to Edison’s 10.
The Edison State women led 33-25 at halftime and used a 24-5 advantage in the third quarter to pull away to a 76-45 victory.
The Lady Chargers are now 15-7 overall and 6-5 in OCCAC play.
Carly Buzzard had a big game for Edison.
She made 12 of 16 field goal attempts and four of six from the line to score 28 points, to go with nine rebounds, three assists and four steals.
Riley Culver filled out the stat sheet with 11 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and a blocked shot, while Sydney Miller added 11 points and five rebounds.
Brooke Hickey had eight points and five rebounds off the bench, while Holly Frey grabbed six rebounds and Jessie Crowell pulled down five.
Chelsea Daniels had 11 points five rebounds for Clark State, while Taylor Johnson had 10 points and 18 rebounds for a double-double.
Danyah Barnes had 10 points, five steals and three assists and DeKaylka Hunter had eight points and six rebounds.
Edison was 30 of 69 from the floor for 44 percent, including six of 19 from 3-point range for 32 percent. The Chargers made 10 of 18 free throws for 56 percent.
Clark State was 18 of 65 from the floor for 28 percent, including two of 20 from behind the arc for 20 percent.
The Lady Eagles made seven of 19 free throws for 37 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 51-37 and had 15 turnovers to Clark State’s 17.
The Chargers will travel to Lakeland Saturday for more OCCAC action.