The Edison State Community College nationally ranked basketball teams headed into the holiday break with wins over OSU-Lima Friday night.
The Edison State men, ranked 19th in the latest NJCAA D-II poll defeated OSU-Lima 103-58 to improve to 13-2 on the season.
“It’s rewarding to see how much our team is improving after only a narrow victory in our first outing in Lima. Our guys are playing together and are beginning to see what we can accomplish if we do it collectively,” Edison State coach Rick Hickman said.
The Chargers had 25 assists as a team, opening a 44-32 halftime lead and cruising to the win.
Darryl Robinson led the Chargers with 18 points, while Hadith Tiggs added 17 points, six rebounds and five assists.
James Richardson Jr. had 13 points and five rebounds, while Zach Ledbetter also scored 13 points.
Jabryl Reed scored 12 points and Jalen Elliott had 10 points and five assists.
Caleb Maggard grabbed nine rebounds and Danny Lee Corbett had eight.
Edison made 41 of 80 shots from the floor for 51 percent, including nine of 30 from behind the arc for 30 percent,
The Chargers converted eight of 13 free throws for 62 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 56-26 and had six turnovers to OSU-Lima’s 10.
The Edison State women, ranked 21sts in the latest NJCAA D-II poll, cruised to a 93-57 win to improve to 14-0.
Edison opened a 25-10 first-quarter lead and never looked back.
The Chargers were up 49-32 at halftime and 71-44 after three quarters.
Lauren Monnin had 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots for the Lady Chargers.
Clair Schmitmeyer added 17 points, six rebounds and four steals; while Riley Culver scored 13 points and Rosie Westerbeck had 10 points and five rebounds.
Jessie Crowell had nine points, three assists and three steals, while Lauryn Gray grabbed five rebounds.
Edison was 41 of 81 from the floor for 51 percent, including three of 16 from 3-point range for 19 percent. The Chargers made eight of 12 free throws for 67 percent.
OSU-Lima was 23 of 45 from the floor for 51 percent, including seven of 16 from behind the arc for 44 percent. The Barons made just four of 11 free throws for 36 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 42-37 and had 14 turnovers to OSU-Lima’s 35.
Both Edison State teams are off until Jan. 5, when they play at OSU-Mansfield.
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