The Edison State men’s and women’s college basketball teams split a pair of games with Lorain County Saturday in OCCAC action.
Edison will be back in action Wednesday when it travels to Owens Community College.
The Edison men dropped an 84-81 heartbreaker to the seventh-ranked Lorain County team.
Edison rallied from 21 points down in the final 12 minutes.
In the final seconds, it was a Commodore 30-footer that turned into a four-point play that was the difference.
“We were all obviously disappointed in the final result, but I am proud of the fight and heart that our Chargers displayed today,” Edison State coach Rick Hickman said. “Their character did not go unnoticed.”
Edison dropped to 15-8 overall and 3-7 in the OCCAC, while Lorain County improved to 20-4 overall and 9-3 in the OCCAC.
Edison’s Hadith Tiggs led all scores with 21 points and added five rebounds.
Darryl Robinson had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Romello Yaqub had 15 points, three assists and four steals.
Jacob Rogan added 13 points and five rebounds.
Edison was 29 of 65 from the floor for 45 percent, including eight of 26 from 3-point range for 31 percent. The Chargers made 15 of 25 free throws for 60 percent.
Lorain won the battle of the boards 42-32 and had 14 turnovers to Edison’s 19.
The Edison State women cruised to an 87-48 win over Lorain County.
Edison improved to 20-3 overall and 5-3 in the OCCAC, while Lorain dropped to 5-19 overall and 1-10 in the OCCAC.
Edison led 23-16, 51-26 and 72-35 at the quarter breaks.
Three Lady Chargers recorded double-doubles.
Lauren Monnin had 22 points, 12 rebounds and three assists; Riley Culver had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Shania Taylor added 14 points and 13 rebounds, making 10 of 12 free throw attempts.
Jessie Crowell had 13 points and five assists, while Kailani Broyles has 12 points and three steals.
Lauryn Gray grabbed seven rebounds and Kayla Tullis pulled down five.
Edison was 28 of 75 from the floor for 37 percent; including four of 24 from behind the arc for 17 percent. The Chargers made 27 of 34 free throws for 79 percent.
Lorain was 14 of 65 from the floor for 22 percent, including eight of 26 from 3-point range for 31 percent. The Commodores converted 12 of 20 free throws for 60 percent.
Edison doubled Lorain on the boards 58-29 and had 17 turnovers to Lorain’s 21.